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some old favorites [Feb. 13th, 2007|12:39 am]
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saycellardoor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catullus_16

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catullus_5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catullus_85
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Because I'm a geek... [Apr. 17th, 2006|04:46 pm]
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sylvar
[mood |curiouscurious]

Contra sicilianus numquam pugna cum mors acta est.

Is that a pretty good translation of "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line" (a classic quote from The Princess Bride)? I tried to avoid a literal (temporal) translation of 'when', and I found a dictionary entry that said 'actus esse' can be used for 'to be at stake'.

I suspect it sounds a little bit off to someone who's actually been using Latin more recently than I have. I'd welcome any suggestions to make it sound more like an actual proverb or epigram might have.
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(no subject) [Nov. 2nd, 2005|04:26 pm]
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watchmeinfiltra
so... dropping latin was probably the best thing i ever did.
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Quinette Here? [Jun. 15th, 2005|05:03 pm]
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lady_zorro
[mood |excitedexcited]
[music |The Bitch Is Back]

Hello, boys and girls of Santa Monica High School past and present...THIS IS LIZ HICKEY-McCOY, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE LATIN CLUB AND FORMER TA TO MISTAH QUINETTE, BACK IN ACTION!

Yes, kids, that's right. I'm not dead, though Iowa City is close as hell to it. I now have my BAs in Classics and Ancient Civilizations, and am off to St. John's college in New Mexico for my Master's. I've been trying like HELL to find Mr. Quinette, CAN ANYBODY HELP ME? I know he left shortly after I graduated (01 baby!), and I need to know he's okay. So if any of you that I used to terrorize as the Latin nazi might be willing to help, my fiance can do some computer tracking, but you guys were the last to see him...though I did visit back in '02 briefly.

Hope all of you Latin lovers have gone far since I last shared a class with you. Be good, study hard, don't let the bastards get you down, SEMPER UBI SUB UBI UBIQUE, and give me the first person singular future active indicative of "amare" before I punch yer puppies!!!!!!! I MISS YOU GUYS!
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(no subject) [Jun. 14th, 2005|05:05 pm]
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7hundersh0cx
My friend and I attend a high school where Latin is not taught. She has never taken the language before, and I took Latin I in middle school. The two of us are writing a petition in the form of a persuasive essay (And signatures, of course.) We're trying to gather as many benefits as possible from Latin as a part of the curriculum, and are turning to the internet (you) to help us expand on the ideas we already have!

Help!

[cross-posted.]
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(no subject) [Jun. 5th, 2005|10:05 pm]
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yanvar
hahah, i dont know, i found this funny, my away message was something along the lines of "i'm studying for my latin test, and if you dare to interupt me, you will perish" and so my friend said:

raed sey: me necabis, eh?
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(no subject) [Jun. 1st, 2005|09:26 pm]
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yanvar
Hey, can you guys help me?
Does anyone think they can say

"These are our last days as children" in Latin?
thanks.
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Save Latin at this high school! [May. 11th, 2005|07:25 am]
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perpetualstroll
I took my first Latin course nearly 10 years ago and I hear my high school is currently trying to cancel a third year Latin course, so they can make room for science/math/business and other more "practical" courses. This is ridiculous. The decision will be made Friday and we need as much support as possible.

Please read more about it here:
http://www.perpetualstroll.org/archives/003331.php

And take the time to sign the petition here and be sure to add comments on how Latin has been important in your life / why it should be kept:
http://savelatin.cjb.net

If you could spread the URL and get everyone you know to sign this, it would be much appreciated! Thanks for your support everyone!
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x-posted to in_latine, latin, sorry [May. 8th, 2005|04:43 am]
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homofish
[music |The Decemberists - July, July!]

i'm trying to say

"i dont want you to leave me again"

my best translation was:

nolo te iterum me discedere.

any thoughts?
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(no subject) [Feb. 3rd, 2005|09:17 pm]
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psychodecemu
[music |miyavi - pop is dead]

Salvete omnes! novus sum. I'm in latin 4 at UW Milwaukee, I love the language.
Thought I'd share this beautiful web site that has gotten me through lots, in case you don't know about it.

verba

yep... valete
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