I Speak Latin

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    Nerdy Latin Humor

    I suppose this story will reflect two things about me: my love for Latin and my nerdy academic view of the world. In Jerome's original version of the Latin Vulgate Bible, the Lord's prayer refered to "panem superstantialum" (bread necessary for living.) The Vulgate has been...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone
    61-65, M
    Sep 12, 2013

    Im pretty good at translating it

    but in one episode of yugioh this one guy said something in latin but i can't translate it It sounds like "wod vali de *** vestrum animas
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    Aug 20, 2015

    Hey if anyone here can help me

    that he real cool YOU HAVE TO SPEAK LATIN THOUGH 😊
    Madebyaspell Madebyaspell
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    I Miss It!

    I took Latin all throughout high school, worked my butt off, took the National Latin Exam every year, and I completely miss it now! Latin was such a pretty language... every time I say something in Latin, I feel like my mouth is full of marsh mellows or something. I really...
    eukaryote eukaryote
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 19, 2009

    Te Amo!

    'Caecilius est in horto.' (Caecilius is in the garden.) The most remembered Latin phrase from The Cambridge Latin Course books. It feels like I've been studying Latin for ages, even though I'm still getting my head around PPPs and genitive endings etc (et cetera - and the rest...
    domitillaTLA domitillaTLA
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 21, 2009

    Suicidum June 27, 2012 Anno Domini Apud

    Memoriam De Dylan Greenwood. Ultima Verit Eadem Locutio Verbum, In persona eius indicaverit ministraverit fiat servire augebatur. Quia etsi saepe sciendium repugnare contra Daemonum. Uictoria sua duxit et deficere tua. Possum Ulterius Permeneat. Eduxit me sis Gaudium spero...
    HozierAndMumford HozierAndMumford
    22-25, M
    Nov 27, 2014

    Missing Latin

    ego Latinia amo. I took Latin classes 8th  through 10th grades. My school cut off the program because of lack of interest. I am now a senior in high school. I miss it so much. I remember the grammar more than the vocab. That was the part I loved most. It is so ornate, so...
    medicationorme medicationorme
    Aug 6, 2008

    aures in vulto flant venti qualis goss[y]pia

    molles calorem ardens trans mea crura sol pandet multa lucida salientes foli(a) apricantur putares omnes ess(e) in perfect(o) aequilibrio pacata est corde mihi dolor tamen plenum vanitas damnique diutius nolo pugnare sed malo dormir(e) in perpetuum et numquam expergisci for(ti...
    Lithium619 Lithium619
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 18, 2014
    1NT3LL1G3NC3 1NT3LL1G3NC3
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 6, 2014

    In one episode of yugioh this one guy did speak

    in latin what he was saying meant the witch hungers for your soul
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    Ave, everyone. I speak Some,

    still learning Latin. Recently became very interested.
    AdolfHipster15 AdolfHipster15
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 21, 2014

    Well, Kind Of. . .

    I could try to speak it! I can definitely read it pretty well. I spent my undergraduate career majoring in it and loving (almost) every minute of learning it. My next project is to read Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis all the way through (last summer I made it through one...
    loveboat7 loveboat7
    Jul 20, 2008

    Could someone help translate a phrase

    for me please? I want to get a Latin phrase tattoo and want to make sure I have the right translation. The phrase I would like translated is "I struggle and emerge" and the Latin translation I found was "Luctor Et Emergo". Is this a correct translation? Any and all help would be...
    1dering 1dering
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 21, 2014

    Kinda Of A Question??...

    It seems like some of you have a good grasp on the language. I know some phrases and I memorized a poem but aside from that I dont know much do any of you have any helpfull advice for me. Unfourtunatly this isnt something you can just go out and find a teacher for. It truely a...
    Eli777 Eli777
    1 Response Sep 26, 2011

    Latin Bloopers

    It is not just contemporary students of Latin who have made mistakes with the language. I am currently studying A primer of medieval Latin by Charles Beeson. One of his selections is an excerpt from Gemma ecclesiastica , written in the 12th century by Giraldus of Barri. Giraldus...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone
    61-65, M
    Nov 4, 2013

    Teaching Myself

    I have never taken a Latin course. But over the years, various experiences kept suggesting the thought "you really ought to learn Latin." And so, I have been teaching myself for the past few years. My brain is a sieve when it comes to vocabulary, but I keep plugging away. I love...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone
    61-65, M
    Aug 6, 2013

    Salvete Civis!

    I've just started learning Latin this week, using the resources on http://www.learnlangs.com/latin/index.htm . I'm into Roman renactment (S.C.A.) so learning lingua latina was the next step :)
    ruslannevsky ruslannevsky
    1 Response Oct 12, 2008

    Ariadiamus late ariadiamus da ari a natus late

    adua A-ra-va-re tu-e va-te a-ra-va-re tu-e va-te a-ra-va-re tu-e va-te la-te-a Ariadiamus late ariadiamus da ari a natus late adua A-ra-va-re tu-e va-te a-ra-va-re tu-e va-te a-ra-va-re tu-e va-te la-te-a A-na-ma-na coo-le ra-we a-na-ma-na coo-le ra a-na-ma-na coo-le ra-we a...
    LunarDream LunarDream
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2014

    Some pithy Latin quotes: "Vulgus vult decipi"

    - Phaedrus "The crowd ( or the rabble) wishes to be deceived." "Habita tecum" - Erasmus "Live with yourself." "Otium sine litteris mors est." - Seneca "Leisure (time) without literature is death."
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 5, 2014
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