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Why does Google Translate have trouble with Latin? [duplicate]

I would have guessed that Latin, being a synthetic language, would be much easier for a computer to translate, than an analytic language like English. But is this true? What is it that causes Google ...
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Which online Latin dictionaries should I use and why?

What good online Latin dictionaries do you know? What are their benefits and drawbacks? Please give only one dictionary per answer. If you have many dictionaries to suggest, give multiple answers &...
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How does one say “the will to live” in Latin?

Obviously, I don't trust Google translate, or I wouldn't be here. Just to clarify: By "The will", I mean "a deliberate or fixed desire or intention".
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Translation of “Love makes it grow” in Latin for my tattoo

Thank you very much for all your replies. However the answers do not exactly match the meaning. "Love makes [anything] grow." -- This anything can be anything - a person, work, condition, anything ...
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Latin translation for “Remember calmness”

I have anger management issues, and am currently working on a tattoo I'd like to have done. So I'm thinking of a good Latin phrase which carries the same spirit as Memento Mori. What I'd like to have ...
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Translation of the Latin lyrics in Avenged Sevenfold's “Requiem”?

In Avenged Sevenfold's "Requiem" there is a passage in Latin at the very beginning of the song. It says something like: Prodigia comploratus Silens, oro Regnet exitium I know nothing about ...
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Is this “Veni vidi vici” spin-off translation correct?

Sorry if this question seems silly, I do not know Latin... I wonder if someone can help me with the proper translation for: "I came, I attended, I left" With the help of google translate i got ...
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What is a skeleton called?

Other than homo osseus, are there any words for skeleton? In the sense of an enemy of in a video game or similar media, I would use larva, or "evil spirit." But, what about a formation of bones: a ...
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Is it acceptable/regular to use diacritics (macron) in written texts?

I'm building the brand for a web development company, and I'm using Latin for the name and slogan. However, as I am not familiar with the language, I would like some help clarifying meanings to avoid ...
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Does this Latin make sense?

I want to use a motto "always seize the future" as a company slogan. Does "capere semper in posterum" make sense? I got it from Google Translate and based on Spanish-English translations from that ...
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Elevatis oculis?

In the Sixto-Clementine Vulgate, Genesis 22:4 reads: die autem tertio, elevatis oculis, vidit locum procul The Douay-Rheims translates: And on the third day, lifting up his eyes, he saw the ...
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Puella Mea OR Mea Puella?

E. E. Cummings wrote a poem called 'Puella Mea'. A quick skim of the omniscient google suggests that 'Mea Puella' might be more accurate. Which would be more accurate, in isolation, when used as a pet ...
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Is “Deo donante” a good translation of “God's blessing”?

I want to write the words "God's blessing" in Latin. I came up with the translation Deo donante after a Google search. I want to double check if Deo donante means "God's blessing" and to understand ...
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Translating “dangerous together” for a ring

I would like to have the phrase "NN and NN — dangerous together" inscribed in a ring in Latin. Google Translate suggests periculosum simul and simul ancipitia, but I'm not sure if they make any ...
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Is Duolingo good for Latin?

On August 28*, 2019 Duolingo announced its Latin course for English speakers. Out of curiosity, I subscribed, but I'm just starting to peek into it. My question is (if anyone has tried it in depth ...

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