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Postby annis » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:03 am

I'm attaching a floating text message to an object in Second Life. I want it to say, "touch to get a notecard." My version currently: continge ut chartam recipas. Workable or ghastly solecism?

Wait till I ask you to verify the motto for my heavy-metal band that's also a magickal religious order that I'll need to get a tattoo of.
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Postby vir litterarum » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:07 am

"recipio" is a third-io verb, so your message should read, "continge ut chartam recipias."
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Postby annis » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:16 am

vir litterarum wrote:"recipio" is a third-io verb,


D'oh!

Thank you.
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Postby calvinist » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:20 pm

I think you could use the uncompounded 'capio' with the same sense and give it some alliteration for style:

continge ut chartam capias. 8)
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Postby annis » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:10 am

calvinist wrote:continge ut chartam capias.


Ahh... very Latin, and it satisfies my own susceptibility to alliteration.
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