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Is the Ephemeris news website of good Latinity?

Is it a good idea to use the Ephemeris news website to read articles in Latin and expand my vocabulary? As an example, here is the latest article published: Praeclarus praeses Unionis Sovieticae ...
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How did "glutaeus/gluteus" come from Greek "gloutos"? Would "glutiaeus" be more correct?

In anatomy, the muscles of the buttocks are referred to collectively as the "glut(a)eal muscles" in English, and are individually given the following Latin names: glut(a)eus maximus, glut(a)eus medius ...
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Why is pronunciation different in Turku than the rest of Finland?

In Finland ae and oe are both typically pronounced as /e:/ when they belong to the same syllable. In (and near) Turku the pronunciations are /ai/ and /oi/. (This excludes, for example, aer and poema; ...
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Latin translation of "model"

"model", when meaning "a pattern for imitation", is expressed by Latin exemplum, exemplar, forma, proplasma, according to the dictionary. "model" comes from modulus, ...
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Which sounds more natural in latin?

I know you can often shuffle the order of words in Latin sentences, preserving the meaning of the sentence if you do it right. Still, there are some things that just don't sound "natural" or ...
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Is Plain Latin a thing?

Plain language is writing designed to ensure the reader understands as quickly, easily, and completely as possible. Robert Leon Cooper (1989). Language Planning and Social Change. Cambridge University ...
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How to properly convey non-Latin words in a practical Latin text?

My question here is firmly in regards to contemporary Latin, in the sense of Latin to be used not as a dead language (in other words, I am not looking for a Nosoponian answer that invalidates anything ...
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Seeking simple Latin translation for motto "fire, flow, transcendence"

I am in a community of flow artists and fire performers. I'm putting together a "coat of arms" of sorts for this community, and would like to include a motto in Latin. The motto in English would be ...
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Which one is better: "sunt aequivalentes" or "aequivalent"?

If I want to say that two things are equivalent in Latin, I can imagine two ways using essentially the same word: X et Y sunt aequivalentes. X et Y aequivalent. Googling for the first option (...
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How do you say "chicken" in Latin?

I know which words to use for specific types of chicken: gallīna is a female (adult) chicken (hen). gallus is a male (adult) chicken (cock, rooster); it also is used for the male (cock) of other ...
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How we can monitor the size and impact of "Living Latin Community"

By "Living Latin community" I refer principally to those individuals who want to use Latin language in the actual-life for whatever reason they have (the main reason is probably in order to learn). ...
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Translating the Finnish "adjunct professor" or "docent"

There is an academic title in Finland called "dosentti" (Finnish) or "docent" (Swedish). However, there is a disagreement in Finland whether it should be translated in English as docent or adjunct ...
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Check my Latin: Note on Ovid’s use of the name Appias. (A fountain, a nymph, and a bunch of lawyers.)

Ovid uses the words Appias or Appiades on three occasions (Ars Amatoria 1.79-88 and 3.447-452; Remedia Amoris 659-660) to refer jokingly to the legal business conducted in the Forum of Julius Caesar. ...
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What numbers (e.g. 0, -1, or 1.0) are plurals in Latin?

The basic question is: With which numbers should I use a plural form of the noun? Background: English In English it seems to me that the only singular number is 1 (and maybe -1), but everything else ...
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Feedback on my Latin note on the story of Admetus and Alcestis

I’ve written a little précis of the story of Admetus and Alcestis, and would appreciate any corrections or comments. I’m mostly concerned about whether I got the tenses of the subjunctive verbs right,...
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What's "Hemma" in "Unis Minor Hemma Unis Major Nostrum"? (might be dog-latin)

We saw this on a canal boat (not our image - the one we saw said "major" not "magis") and I could not figure out what the motto meant - mainly because I do not know who or what ...
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Numbers in call signs

Various military vehicles have often call signs containing a numbers. For a quick example, you can watch a little bit of this YouTube video. I would like to know how to render such call signs in Latin,...
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Do more people today speak Latin or Esperanto? Are there any native speakers of Latin, like there are hundreds of native speakers of Esperanto?

Do more people today speak Latin or Esperanto? Are you aware of any estimates? Also, are there any native speakers of Latin, like there are hundreds of native speakers of Esperanto?
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