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Can There Be Multiple Subjects in a Clause Where One Is the Subject of Another Clause

I want to construct "I like learning, but learning from a book only can be boring": "Discere amo, sed discere a libro ipso sit taediosum." I was wondering if you can omit "...
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"vulgarem latinum accentu italico pronunciatum sed est"

In the comment section of "Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in LATIN · Act I Scene 1" by ScorpioMartianus, one can read the following comment: vulgarem latinum accentu italico pronunciatum sed ...
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What is the Latin for good/ bad vibes?

Clearly this word ‘vibes’ is colloquial, if not slang. My first attempts were to modify a phrase from Plautus for ‘good vibes’ viz. ab initio inter nos congrūimus concorditer and from Cicero for ‘bad ...
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Estne hoc translatio correcta?

my name is Diego and this is my very first post. I am a big fan of Avicii. I am also a beginner in Latin and was wondering if anyone could help me out checking the translation I've put together of a ...
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Need help writing a reminder to myself in latin. - out of curiosity, knowledge. out of life, wisdom

This is what I want to remind myself everyday (probably tattoo it someday too): out of curiosity, knowledge. out of life, wisdom. Is this how I’d write it? ex curiositate, scientia ex vita, ...
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Passage from Odington

I am looking at a short passage from Odington's treaty on music, and am unsure about the last bit, particularly the meaning of "abiectus" in this context. I admit to having limited skill reading Latin-...
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World War One: Opening Moves

On Q "We Are Triumphant While Our enemy Sleeps" the comment was made: "Remember the Schlieffen Plan? Brilliant; inspired gamble; but, it could have only have worked if the belligerent nations had ...
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The obligations of the knight

I was studying the order of knights os St. John and found the 8 obligations or aspirations of a Knight, they are: to live in truth to have faith repent one's sins give proof of humility love justice ...
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16th century Latin (England) Transcription/Translation of Recipe for Braggot

I study how mead was made (and what it tasted like!) before about 1750 CE. I am not a linguist, and acknowledge my rudimentary knowledge of Latin grammar/tenses/etc. (learning all the time). I’m ...
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Feedback on my Translation of Yeats into Latin

I'm looking for feedback on my rendition of W.B. Yeats' poem Who Goes with Fergus? (1893). Comments, corrections, emendations and suggestions are all welcome. Here's the original poem: Who will go ...
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What is "Ripa autem erat munita acutis sudibus sub aqua fixis ut sudes flumine tegerentur" in English?

Right now, I have: Ripa autem erat munita acutis sudibus sub aqua fixis ut sudes flumine tegerentur But he had been protecting a sharp spear underwater" I don't know how to do the rest.
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Protego Causa in Sanctus and In causa Sanctus

How can I say "I'm in a saint cause"or "a noble cause". Like studying for example, or acquiring knowledge in science is a noble cause, so I can say that I'm pursuing or I'm in the ...
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Ergo, per circulus in demonstrando sequitur contradictio ex praemissa

I want to capture the meaning of saying, Thus, contradiction follows from the premises by circular reasoning. I'm fully aware of the logical problems of the content of the statement. My concern ...
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Feedback on the translation of an English poem into Latin

While struck by a bout of insomnia the other night, I decided to try my hand at writing a poem in Latin. I am not at all confident in my correct usage of certain vocabulary words, as I had a harder ...
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I want to get a tattoo but I need help with translation. How would you say “for myself” in Latin? Would you say “pro/per ego/memet”?

I want to get a tattoo but I need help with translation. How would you say “for myself” in Latin? Would you say “pro/per ego/memet”?
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Does this translation for "wondrous things are found in new beginnings and opportunities" fit?

I currently have "mira in novis initiis et occasionibus reperiuntur" as a potential translation but I'm unsure if it fits the meaning.
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Translation of natus est in morte

I thought this means born in death but I’m not sure. Can anyone help me out I never studied Latin seriously
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"Tears in rain" monologue in Latin

I've just read a Latin translation of the famous "Tears in rain" speech in the Blade Runner film. See its source in: I've seen things... "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships ...
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Translation of Odyssey Book I lines 52–54

I wasn't entirely happy with any of the translations I found online, so I was forced to attempt my own: "...crafty Atlas, who knows the full depths of the sea, and holds, himself, the towering ...
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Family Motto: Interpreting Translator Results

The following phrase is assumed to be correctly noted from an O.E. church inscription, probably dating to at least the 15th century. Tune Desiuis Esse Noli Gloiare Google and many other online ...
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Is this grammatically and sensibly correct Latin?

I am putting together a Memorial Service Program and would like to use the Latin of: To love the memory of him who is so loved that it will never be forgotten and who will always be alive in our ...
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Translate "Don't follow in fear, lead with light" into Latin

A late friend of mine came up with the phrase, "Don't follow in fear, lead with light" not long before he passed. I'd like to express this in Latin. He intended the meaning to be all-...
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I need to translate a phrase "From the bottom of my heart, to the root"

The phrase is "From the bottom of my heart, to the root" I need it in Latin, I researched it and I found that the phrase is "Ab imo pectore ad radices", but I need to be sure. ...
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