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Attn Latin Scholars!  
User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 872 times:

I am a Latin student and we have been assigned to do a "Latin Scrapbook" which shows that Latin is not a dead language. I was wondering if any one knew of any good examples. Thanks.
-Will


"She Flew For What We Stand For"
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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 847 times:

Carpe Diem!


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 846 times:

Seriously, I took Latin for 8 years but sadly and embarrisingly I don't remember anything other than the common phrases. It's kinda hard to learn a dead language due to the lack of practice. It was a requirement for us to take in high school by the way.


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 844 times:

hocus pocus is derived from the latin "where is the body".

User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 833 times:

Unfornatly as a languauge it is dead, it has very few uses, there are the common pharses, some legal speak, medcine. Thats about all that it is used for I'm afraid of, I took 4 years of it my self.


At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 828 times:

How can Latin be dead when it provided the basis for the majority of European languages today? Italian evolved out of Latin, as did French and Spanish. Even English is substantially Latin based.


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 821 times:

"Illegitimi non carborundum" translates roughly to "Don't let the bastards get you down."

"Manus manum lawatt" translates roughly to "one hand washes the other."

Keep up your Latin studies. It will help you train your thought processes.



Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 809 times:

THANKS  Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2285 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 809 times:

"Facta non Verba"
"Quid pro quo"
"et cetera"

Just to name a few...


User currently offlineLufthansausa From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 188 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 807 times:

Go to http://www.yle.fi/fbc/latini/
it is a website with modern day news in classical latin-updated each week. Maybe an article on Osama Bin Laden will convince people that Latin isn't dead.


User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 803 times:

Well, I took 3 years of Latin in school and don't remember a thing. I guess I'm not too good of an example on how it's not dead. However, it is used a lot in the legal and medical fields.

User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 799 times:

Lingua Latina Caput!
How's about that?-
 Big thumbs up
-turbolet


User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (13 years 13 hours ago) and read 791 times:

Latin is "father language" of Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and Romanian...so it can't be dead

Just compare a word spoken in each language (not romanian, because I don't know a word of it)

KING:

Spanish: Rey
Portuguese: Rei
Italian: Re
French: Roi

WE ARE SO SIMILAR!! I love that

Lan_Fanatic
Chile


User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 12 hours ago) and read 790 times:

What's a Latin scholar?

Sounds oxymoronic to me... Big grin


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (13 years 11 hours ago) and read 786 times:

Well...if you take Latin your teacher addresses you as a Latin Scholar. It is true its not dead, but the EXACT words aren't really spoken today.
-Will
PS Thanks again  Smile



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 777 times:

"Manus manum lavat" meaning "one hand washes the other".

"Alea iacta est" meaning "the dice is thrown" said by Julius Caesar.

"Quid quid agis prudenter agas et respice finem" meaning "whatever you do, do it good (prudent) and think of the end (i.e.consequences)".

"Carpe diem!" meaning "seize the day".

"Mors certa, hora incerta" meaning "death is certain, the hour (of death) is uncertain".

"Noli me tangere" meaning "Don't touch me" said by Jesus to Mary Magdalena.

"Veni, vidi, vici!" meaning "I came, I saw, I won (conquered)" said by Julius Caesar.

I could think of tons of other quotes...

I had four years of Latin in school and I really enjoyed it!
Valete amici! (Goodbye friends!)


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