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Post by NelsonN » Tue May 04, 2004 1:24 am

I have a problem memorizing the many rules. OK, I was never that great for memorizing Subject, Predicate, etc., in English or Spanish, so what makes me think I will in Latin? :oops:

BTW, I am not giving up. :)

John is a great programmer.

John est programmator maxime.

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Post by benissimus » Tue May 04, 2004 4:10 am

maxime is an adverb (greatly) and superlative (great/greater/greatest). You should use the adjective magnus.

Just curious, but where did you locate programmator? It's not in my dictionary of course, but it is probably Neo Latin.
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Post by NelsonN » Tue May 04, 2004 10:27 am

benissimus wrote:Just curious, but where did you locate programmator? It's not in my dictionary of course, but it is probably Neo Latin.
Don't remember exactly how I got to the page.

Vocabularium computatrale Anglico-Latinum
http://www.obta.uw.edu.pl/~draco/docs/voccomp.html

Can you tell me all the Latin categories? I know Classical and Ecclesiastic, now Neo. What are the differences? Is the sentence structure different as well?

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