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19 November 2005 @ 01:52 pm
I'm looking for a second Mod for this community. Someone who could put filler post inbetween my monthly posts. The filler needs to be of course related to Latin. It can be informational, funny, or just off key. If you would like to apply for this please send an email to jeannie@jeanniedesign.net with the following information:

Your Name
Why would you be a good mod?
How do you know Latin?
What would you like to place as a filler?

Thank you,
aka the mod
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19 November 2005 @ 01:50 pm
Latin being the root of the romantic languages you’ll find that if you know French or Spanish, Latin sentence structure should be no surprise to you. Standard sentence order is; subject, object, verb. i.e. Iulia Portiam amat. (it is Portia that Julia loves) You may come across a non standard order such as Portiam Iulia amat (it is Portia that Julia loves) but this is rare so subject, object, verb is the best way to go. To emphasize the object simply place the verb in front of the object i.e. amat Portiam Iulia.

Adverbs are (normally) directly before the qualifying word: Iulia Portiam minus amat (Julia loves Portia less) Negatively: Iulia Portiam non amat (julia does not love Portia)

Adjectives come after a noun: Iulia pulchra (The beautiful Julia)

Reading in Latin:
Translate these Sentences into English

1. Ubi saunt nautae?
2. Nautae in taberna sunt
3. In tabernis puellae non sunt.
4. Insula agricolarum.
5. Incolis Hispaniae et Italae

Vocab for above:
ubi...? (oobi) - Where?
Agricola (a-gri-ko-la) - Farmer
Nauta (na-uta) - sailor
Hispania (hi-span-ia) - Spain
et - and
in - in, on
Incola (in-kola) - inhabitant
insula (in-sula)-  island
Italia - Italy
Non- no, not
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29 August 2005 @ 12:31 am

If this is not allowed, please forgive me and feel free to delete this post. Thank you. =D
03 August 2005 @ 01:34 pm
Today I'm going to talk about Nouns.

As we all know Latin nouns can have up to 12 meanings depending on the endings. The first Declension (changing a noun/verb) nouns end in -a. It's actually rare in Latin to find a noun without the ending -a.  Endings are added to a stem word, i.e. agricol = stem,  agricol -a = stem + ending.

There are six cases (in each plural and singular) to each word. A singular and plural use of Nominative, Vocative, Accusative, Genitive, Dative, Ablative (my
symbols of these are n. v. ac. g. d. and ab.) all have a corresponding
ending. These endings are; -a -am -ae -as -arum -is. Each ending has a
set meaning such as; -arum = of (the) noun.  Here are the meanings:

Noun: Agricola (ag/ree/kola) farmer


n.   agricol-a   (the) farmer

v.   agricol-a    O farmer

ac. agricol-am  a farmer

g.   agricol-ae   of a(the) farmer

d.   agricol-ae   (to or for) a(the) farmer

ab. agricol-a     (by, with, or from) a(the) farmer

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03 August 2005 @ 08:40 am
I would like to take the opportunity to welcome abi_dierecte, lust_debaser, achilleus! Thanks for joining!
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13 June 2005 @ 10:30 am
# Barca stirs up the inhabitants of Spain.

# We show the women of Gaul to the sailors.

# You often used to conquer the inhabitants of Sicily.

# The farmer of Sicily is always in taverns.

# Why do ask for stories, O poets?

# You used to live in Italy but we were in Britain.

# Why are you fighting, O Barca? We are not stirring up Spain.

# You ask for friendship, O farmer, but the poet is refusing [it].

# I often used to tell stories about the islands of Greece.

# At first we used to show money to the inhabitants of the islands and now we are hoping for friendship.

# You were in Spain but where do you live now, O sailors?

# You were always fighting with the inhabitants of the island.

# We were fighting in Sicily but the daughters of the inhabitants refused [their] friendship.

# I used to walk with the women of Italy but now I always walk with the farmers of Spain.

# Where are the poets? They were on the street with the women of Greece.

# Experience teaches.

# You are writing on water.

# They are silent, they are praising enough. (i.e. out of jealousy they are saying nothing). (Terence, Eunuchus 476; Terence (d. 159BC) is one of the two surviving writers of Roman comedy, the other being Plautus)

# Fortune, not wisdom, rules life.

# You are panicking before the trumpet (i.e. before the signal for the battle to start).
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17 May 2005 @ 11:12 am
# Incolas Hispaniae Barca concitat.

# Nautis feminas Galliae monstramus.

# Saepe incolas Siciliae superabatis.

# In tabernis agricola Siciliae semper est.

# Cur fabulas rogatis, O poetae?

# In Italia habitabatis sed in Britannia eramus.

# Cur pugnas, O Barca? Hispaniam non concitamus.

# Rogas amicitiam, O agricola, sed poeta negat.

# Fabulas de insulis Graeciae saepe narrabam.

# Primo pecuniam incolis insularum monstrabamus et nunc amicitiam speramus.

# In Hispania eratis sed ubi nunc habitatis, O nautae?

# Cum incolis insulae semper pugnabas.

# In Sicilia pugnabamus sed filiae incolarum amicitiam negabant.

# Cum feminis Italiae ambulabam sed nunc cum agricolis Hispaniae semper ambulo.

# Ubi sunt poetae? In via cum feminis Graeciae erant.
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28 April 2005 @ 08:44 pm
Latin literature begins at the end of the 3rd century B.C. with Plautus. This period is called Early Latin or Classical Latin It is mainly used for poetry and formal prose writing developed with Cicero. It is usually refered to as Silver Latin to distinguish from the earlier century (The Golden Age) The only difference between The Golden Age and Silver Latin is Silver Latin is more stylistic.

A- Vulgar Latin Diluted form- the everyday peoples latin. Less structured and
developed into French, Spanish, Italian. The most important piece of literature of Vulgar Latin The Bible (aka Christian Latin)
B- Medieval Latin Common for the intelligentsia (the intellectual elite of society) of the middle ages where Christianitywas established. Connected rome with law and was learned usually as a second language.
C- Renaissance Latin Despised Medieval Latin and strived to get back to Classical Latin but remained the general language of scholarship until 18th century
D- Church Latin Tradition of latin in the the Catholic church is common. Spoken Church Latin has a strong medieval flavour in gramatics and vocabulary but given an italian pronounciation.
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