a pentameter must end in a disyllable or est and the previous vocalic syllable elided,
didn't know it, thanks!
Really, I'm just wondering how the hell i'm going to keep up munifying my latinitatem in boot camp... I'm thinking about having my friends write to me in latin... alas none know her. Itaque, being resourceful and determined, I have written/typed/blatantly copied bits and pieces of latin which are to be sent to me twice a week for me to read on sunday when we get most of the day off. in the spirit of the Sabbath, i have chosen St. Augustine, The Vulgate, Ovid, and Caesar
. All of which should be appropriate to read in Religious Service. an added bonus is that the mail of every recruit is read beforehand (to catch early suicide, deliberate iniury, and/or faltering willpower.), and fortasse not one of the censors will know latin, and thus send it to be translated and realize it to be naught but inspirational writings.
If anyone wishes to write me while in bootcamp for the next 3 months (I leave on Sunday), all they need do is send an email to email@example.com
and it will be delivered to me.
By the by, Episcope, as soon as I make it to Corporal or Sergeant, my friend and I will, with luck and much needed funds, purchase another ship c.60 feet long (I'm not sure, but does 18 metres sound about right for a good sized sailing vessel?). I believe we may sail to the clouded hills of thine island... I've always wanted to best Mt. Snowdon.
well I must be off, thank you for the help, Epi. Cura ut ualeas et semper caue canem.