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by Mulciber
Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: order of wording & translation of a phrase into english
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

dominatus is masculine so use delendus
by Mulciber
Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hitch Hiker's Guide to Galaxy
Replies: 20
Views: 5523

In fact the radio shows were half an hour long. I know, I've heard them often enough. I can't wait to see the film though. On a related matter I just saw the first episode of the new Doctor Who (related because it's SF, and because Douglas Adams once wrote on Dr W.) It was excellent - very witty and...
by Mulciber
Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Grave words
Replies: 2
Views: 878

I think you're right. I forgot that donec can be used like dum, I learned it so long ago. I was reading until!:oops:
by Mulciber
Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Grave words
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Grave words

I had a little trouble understanding the last two lines on this tombstone:

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(Judging from the first two lines he sounds like a boring git.)
by Mulciber
Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Iesus discipulis dixit
Replies: 7
Views: 6422

Latine sodes.
by Mulciber
Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Iesus discipulis dixit
Replies: 7
Views: 6422

Iesus discipulis dixit

"Facilius est camelum per foramen acus transire quam elephantem per foramen acus transire."
by Mulciber
Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Looking for English to Latin translation
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Aliorum beatitudini locus primarius est dandus.
by Mulciber
Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:23 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Missing parts of fio
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Missing parts of fio

If fimus and fitis are not used in good prose, what do you use instead? And what on earth is wrong with fimus and fitis anyway?

Also, while I'm here, what is the passive infinitive of esse to eat. Is it edi?
by Mulciber
Sat Mar 12, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Small translation... "Partus"
Replies: 11
Views: 2611

I think people want to help but are having trouble finding a Latin equivalent of rechnung . I don't think factura is quite the word you want since it means manufacturing or a manufactured thing . Since I can't find anything in any dictionaries all I can do is invent something like libellus debiti no...
by Mulciber
Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Looking
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Use speciem praebet with a genitive or an adj. agreeing with speciem.

Speciem lupi praebet it looks like a wolf.

Speciem praebet pavidam she looks scared.

Or you can use videtur.
by Mulciber
Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Small translation... "Partus"
Replies: 11
Views: 2611

I was reading my German dictionary during that time.
by Mulciber
Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Small translation... "Partus"
Replies: 11
Views: 2611

I wasn't aware that benissimus had already posted on this thread when I submitted my post.
by Mulciber
Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Small translation... "Partus"
Replies: 11
Views: 2611

What on earth is a Rechnung der Geburt?

By the way the genitive of partus is partûs.
by Mulciber
Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quick Latin Traslation Please Help
Replies: 11
Views: 3550

Nice, but I think I was right to emphasise the H&S rules in my translation. When we use the formula "health and safety" in English we are usually referring to a set of regulations that promote health and safety in an enviroment. However this idea is not conveyed by a straightforward translation of t...
by Mulciber
Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:45 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quick Latin Traslation Please Help
Replies: 11
Views: 3550

You do know that the concept of natural selection was not proposed until well after the Roman language was spoken? Also, I doubt the Vatican has coined a new phrase for natural selection It scarcely needs translating, it's practically Latin already: selectio naturalis The difficulty is health and s...
by Mulciber
Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 40
Views: 10295

10/10 in 30 seconds flat.
by Mulciber
Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: More Treasure from the Egyptian Sands
Replies: 14
Views: 3257

It has been known to happen that some ignorant peasant discovers a stash of ancient manuscripts buried in a jar in the desert and then uses them as kindling for a fire. Funny, eh?
by Mulciber
Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I can't translate something.. ^^
Replies: 12
Views: 3527

S., a man of great learning and extraordinary prudence, had married X., a quarrelsome and severe woman.

"singulari prudentia" is known as abl. of quality or descriptive abl.
by Mulciber
Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Turd
Replies: 6
Views: 2489

Thankyou, Whiteoctave, for your reply which I will keep always. I too am in awe of your Latinity I am unaware, M, what specific semantics you apply to 'turd' (indeed your distinction of it from Eng. poo is surprising). The distinction I make is the distinction between what is countable and what is n...
by Mulciber
Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Turd
Replies: 6
Views: 2489

Turd

Good day to you.

Fimus, merda, stercus. All Latin words for poo. But what do you call a turd in Latin?
by Mulciber
Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Iocus
Replies: 27
Views: 24180

:lol: Hee-hee! Die quodam gregi Nazarenorum nihil est quod agant. Ex quibus unus dicit, "Eamus et scortum inveniamus ut eam lapidibus percutiamus!" Itaque lupanar proximum intrant et mulierem aetate provectam ex ianua tractam media in via deiciunt. In eo est ut mulierem supplicio adficiant, cum Iesu...
by Mulciber
Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Iocus
Replies: 27
Views: 24180

Quid rustici Iesus erat! Haud mirandum est Petrum ter negavisse se eum novisse.
by Mulciber
Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Atalanta help
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

it troubles me more that you appear to ignore the enclitic particle -ne in this sentence. I didn't actually ignore it. I translated it with "if", as seen in indirect questions like: "Rogat valeatne Caesar." I've never seen this usage of Ovid before so I wasn't sure what to make of it. Now I know be...
by Mulciber
Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Atalanta help
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Nec dicere posses,
nor to say were you able

laude pedum,
with respect to merit of feet

formaene bono
if with respect to excellence of form

praestantior esset.
she were more outstanding

It troubles me that there appears to be no particle equivalent to "or" in this sentence.
by Mulciber
Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Conan Barbarus
Replies: 7
Views: 5956

Salve Scyld, Iam legisti forte libros conanis? Iam dudum in animo habeo libros R. Howardi legere. Male tamen accidit quod neque bibliopolae neque bibliothecae qui sunt in oppido meo ullos libros a Howardi scriptos in pegmatibus suis habent. Quo libro oportet incipere? Qui liber optimus est? "Hoc con...
by Mulciber
Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Conan Barbarus
Replies: 7
Views: 5956

Conan Barbarus

De pelliculis cinematographicis loquamur. Una ex pelliculis quae me maxime delectant est Conan Barbarus , quae etiamnunc est optima pellicula quam Arnold Schwarzenegger umquam fecit. Bona fabula narrata bene. Violentia grata. Musica praeclara. Adde quod in hac pellicula gubernator Califoriae serpent...
by Mulciber
Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: te videbo mox?
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

No, it means "I'll see you soon."
by Mulciber
Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: De Beato Francisco
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

"induced/brought in" would be inducto not indicto.

indicere : to impose, enjoin, inflict;

silentio indicto : silence having been imposed.
by Mulciber
Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: latin opera?
Replies: 23
Views: 22628

Nonne missae etiamnunc in ecclesia catholica (?) in lingua latina canuntur?
Iam dudum missae catholicae modernis linguis canuntur.
In agora lex est quod inter nos latine loquimur.
Qua de causa nemo fere agora utitur. Ut videtur, omnes qui Textkit visunt re vera linguam Latinam oderunt.
by Mulciber
Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:19 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Iocus
Replies: 27
Views: 24180

Quam inepta dicis!

Quo scriptum est maius, eo facilius est lectu!
by Mulciber
Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Iocus
Replies: 27
Views: 24180

Male accidit quod Episcopi ioca non intellegi possunt ab illis qui Anglice non sciant, quorum nonnulli his paginis utuntur.

(Ovis cruribus carens nubes vocatur.)
by Mulciber
Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Iocus
Replies: 27
Views: 24180

Vos omnes erravistis. Re vera pullus viam transiit ut ultra viam perveniret.

Alter iocus:

Quo vocabulo ovis cruribus carens vocatur?
by Mulciber
Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dictionary puzzle
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Thanks for clearing that up, whiteoctave. So it wasn't very important after all.
by Mulciber
Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Iocus
Replies: 27
Views: 24180

Iocus

Cur pullus viam transiit?
by Mulciber
Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "i received the church bulletin"
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Tractum ecclesiasticum accepi.
by Mulciber
Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dictionary puzzle
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Dictionary puzzle

When I'm using my Latin dictionary (it's a Collins) I sometimes come across the abbreviation fus which does not appear in the list of abbreviations at the front. I can't work out what it means. Here are a couple of examples: chance upon vt fus incidere in, invenire. allow for vt fus rationem habere ...
by Mulciber
Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Taxonomical Latin
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Anyone want to guess why the fem. plur. ending?
by Mulciber
Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Esca dinosauris
Replies: 8
Views: 6304

Profecto sunt qui imbribus aureis delectentur, et cum tam severe id neges, haud scio an tu in numero eorum sis.
by Mulciber
Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Taxonomical Latin
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Taxonomical Latin

Scientists use Latin labels to classify animals, plants, and fungi into families, orders, classes, phyla, kingdoms etc. Families of animals end in –idae , for example: Felidae : the cat family Equidae : horse, zebras asses Hominidae : the family to which humans belong. The classes of plants have the...
by Mulciber
Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Esca dinosauris
Replies: 8
Views: 6304

Malum! Quid oportet facere aliquem qui bonum colloquium excitare velit?

Novum thema:

A quo homine celebri te maxime iuvaret commingi?