So, how would you say "The science is too bookish and nerdy to understand, oh no!" in Latin? My attempt would be "Scientia ita litteraria et incircumscripta est, ut non possit comprehendi, oh non!".


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doctrina eruditior arcaniorque est quam ut intellegatur - eheu!

'nerdy' is quite tough - arcanus doesn't quite get the nuance.

  • Nerd is tough. Traupman had inconcinnus. For bookworm, StackExchange has some suggestions: latin.stackexchange.com/questions/19455/booklover-in-latin
    – Figulus
    Commented May 30, 2023 at 22:26
  • pro dolor might work for "oh no!". I'm not at all sure about "oh non" :)
    – Figulus
    Commented May 30, 2023 at 22:27
  • I know a Latin teacher who likes to use umbraticus (someone who loves to stay in the shade, idly) for 'nerd' - at the very least a funny word choice Commented Jun 8, 2023 at 20:22

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