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    (Original post by jismith1989)
    Romani, ite domum! :p:
    Hail Caesar. If it's not done by sunrise, I'll cut your balls off!
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Plurimus mappa es desiderium laxus
    Just to let you know, there are a few grammatical issues there too, but I won't elucidate them (largely because I'm lazy). I think you need to spend some time shacked up with Kennedy and his Latin primer! Before the centurions get to you. :eek:

    Your point's a valid one though!
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    (Original post by jismith1989)
    Just to let you know, there are a few grammatical issues there too, but I won't elucidate them (largely because I'm lazy). I think you need to spend some time shacked up with Kennedy and his Latin primer! Before the centurions get to you. :eek:
    Hehe My Latin is decidedly rusty, to say the least. It's been a long time.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Hehe My Latin is decidedly rusty, to say the least. It's been a long time.
    Yep, it's almost amazing how the Romans actually managed to communicate with such a cumbersome language. (Of course, most people would have spoken the less complex so-called Vulgar Latin though.)

    By the way, out of curiosity, what did you use mappa to mean? My dictionary only gives it as handkerchief/napkin/white cloth/tablecloth, which I'm sure isn't what you meant. It may be that the Latin dictionary on my computer just isn't comprehensive enough though. Presumably, you meant it as an adjective?
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    (Original post by Moe Lester)
    Haha, so did you actually learn latin from books? Must have taken a long time.
    Well how else are you going to learn it? It's not a spoken language...
    I learnt the basics in a year, because my year 8s couldn't get their head around "I don't know everything in the world. I have never studied Latin. I can't help you." So I did the year 7 course and their course and some of the year 9 course in my spare time just to make my life easier :p:
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    (Original post by jismith1989)
    Yep, it's almost amazing how the Romans actually managed to communicate with such a cumbersome language. (Of course, most people would have spoken the less complex so-called Vulgar Latin though.)

    By the way, out of curiosity, what did you use mappa to mean? My dictionary only gives it as handkerchief/napkin/white cloth/tablecloth, which I'm sure isn't what you meant. It may be that the Latin dictionary on my computer just isn't comprehensive enough though. Presumably, you meant it as an adjective?
    I was using it for map, but I suspect now that it is Italian rather than Latin.
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    (Original post by Bekaboo)
    Well how else are you going to learn it? It's not a spoken language...
    Quite. It is, though, still spoken by the Papacy which also publishes documents in the language.
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    Quite. It is, though, still spoken by the Papacy which also publishes documents in the language.
    But you're not very likely to get a chance to spend much time around them, are you?
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    But you're not very likely to get a chance to spend much time around them, are you?
    Maybe the woman who rushed the Pope before Christmas was only trying to get a Latin lesson.
 
 
 
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