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Horace, Satires, II 3. 19: Aliena negotia curo, Excussus propriis


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What you seem to be hearing is likely this particular speaker's idea of pitch accent. Pitch accent is a feature of certain languages in which the word accent is not marked by stress (as it is in English) but by tone. Did Latin really have pitch accent and, if so, what exactly did it sound like? We do not know for certain what the pronunciation of Latin in ...


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From the beginning of Plautus's Amphitruo (so a bit pre-Classical), spoken by Mercurius, god of messages and commerce: Ut vos in vostris voltis mercimoniis emundis vendundisque me laetum lucris afficere atque adjuvare in rebus omnibus, et ut res rationesque vostrorum omnium bene expedire voltis peregrique et domi, bonoque atque amplo auctare perpetuo lucro ...


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This is a common problem. If, for example, a speaker of a small European language wants to learn a small African language, chances are that there is no material for that pair of languages. To be useful to a broad readership, I will write without reference to Persian; I have next to zero knowledge of Persian and especially learning Latin from it, so I could ...


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For what it's worth, this shows up sometimes in Church Latin. "Surge, illuminare Ierusalem" -- "Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem".


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I would recommend taking a look at Fax nova linguae latinae as I find it to meet the demand of simplicity and verb usage. Personally, I would have liked to discover this source earlier on my studies. On celo, for example, it readily presents the different ways of usage: Celare aliquem aliquid & de aliqua re, alicui aliquid. So we can see the double ...


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The Oxford Latin dictionary typically provides the etymology of any given word, whether it is another Latin word, or one of Greek, Sanskrit, PIE, Celtic, Iberian, Germanic, Carthaginian, etc origin. It will also tell you the number of syllables in ambiguous words volvi vs volui (both would be listed as uolui), as far as distinguishing them yourself, there ...


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