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Vergil or Virgil?

Postby Scribo » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:27 pm

Salvete omnes.

(I tried it :lol: :lol: )

I've noticed that Virgil is also at times spelt Vergil and wondered why this is the case? I know there is some discussion as to how uniform ancient languages were but surely a name wouldn't suffer such disparity?

So, which is correct? which do you use?

Vale.
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Postby thesaurus » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:36 pm

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Postby Scribo » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:02 pm

Thanks, I edited it to make more sense. ^^

Hmm the fan club thing makes sense, I thought to use "Latin" in a general term on the assumption that Latin was still spoken for a while after, though in retrospect it seems rather clumbsy.

On aside note, why do Salve and Omnes decline/conjugate like that?

Which declensions do they belong to? :S thanks. ^^
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Postby Bretonus » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:44 pm

Salve is an irregular, but salvus is just a regular adjective which means safe or well, which follows the first and second declensions.

Omnis can be a 3rd declension adjective, omnis (m + f) omne (n). But used here it is just a 3rd declension noun.
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Postby Scribo » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:51 pm

Ah thank you.
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Postby Clemens » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:46 pm

salve and salvete are imperatives pres. act. of the verb salvere, singular and plural respectively; there is nothing irregular about that?
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Postby Bretonus » Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:36 pm

The verb itself is irregular because it doesn't take on many other forms.
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