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Simple question (I think)

Postby glass_snake » Fri May 14, 2004 3:16 pm

I have what I believe to be a pretty easy question.

I've come up with a phrase, but I'm a real amateur with Latin. I know the conjugation is rather complex so I want to make sure I have this right.

I'm trying to say "dark land" or "land of darkness". Would the correct phrase be "Terra Noctis"? Or do I have the word-endings wrong?

Thank you VERY much for any help!
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Postby Amy » Fri May 14, 2004 7:33 pm

It looks right to me :) What you said was "Land of night", which gets across the meaning and is poetic as well. There are other words for "darkness" but they imply mental darkness or fuzziness, as opposed to blackness, so I think yours was the best choice of words.
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Postby ptran » Mon May 17, 2004 7:12 pm

I'm not sure if you're looking for this, but you could also say 'terra tenebrarum' or make up some neo-Latin like 'Tenebria'- Shadowland.
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Postby glass_snake » Mon May 17, 2004 8:33 pm

Thank you both very much!

I'll probably stick with "Terra Noctis" because it's a much shorter phrase and easier to remember. Since I'll be using this in prose, I don't want to confuse the reader to much.

Thanks again for the help!
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