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Calling All Who Know (or are learning) Latin (NOT a dead language)

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  • #125822
    Kylie S. Pierce
    @kylie-wingfeather

    Salvete fellow latin disupuli (I know I miss-spelled that, but I’m too lazy to go look it up in my textbook)


    @sparrowhawke


    @wingiby-iggiby

    @(anybody else who knows latin)

    So, I’m learning Latin (note to everybody in my class: Latin is NOT a dead language and anyone who calls it thus, I shall have words with you….) and I know of at least two others who know/are-learning it (see above). If you would like to discuss this amazing and definitely NOT dead language (again, this is pointed at you, kids-in-my-class-who-don’t-appreciate-latin), please join!

    ~Kylie

    "Bha e fhathast. Agus bha e air a ghràdh." -Am Maor agus an Rìgh Wolf

    #125823
    sparrowhawke
    @sparrowhawke

    Salve amica!

    How long have you been studying Latin? I’m in my sixth year and am translating Cicero. I’m also going to be do the National Latin Exam this week. Fingers crossed I’ll be able to maintain my perfect streak!

    Also, I have a shirt that says, “Sola lingua bona est lingua mortua” so you can try that on the kids in your class, lol.

    Semper ubi sub ubi.

    #125828
    Beth Darlene
    @beth20

    I was learning Latin! I really enjoyed it, but my brother who was doing it with me did NOT. Then my mom kinda tapered off, so I don’t know much. But if I started learning it again, I’d prob pick up where I left off!

    I’m in my sixth year and am translating Cicero.

    That is amazing! I wish I was that good lol!

    Jominkreesa! For the weirdos who know what it means! 😉 I love you guys!

    #125839
    Skylarynn
    @skylarynn

    Salvete!  Linguam Latinam disco, et non mortuam est.

    That probably wasn’t correct, but I’m only a Latin 4, so to be expected I guess.

    "Remember, you go nowhere by accident. Wherever you go, God is sending you." - Rev. Peter R. Hale

    #125854
    sparrowhawke
    @sparrowhawke

    @beth20

    You definitely should pick it up again sometime! I think Duolingo teaches it now, but I don’t how well they do it.

    @sklarynn

    Just change “mortuam” to “mortua”, and I think it’ll be right 🙂

    Also, I LOVE your profile pic. Owls are one of my favorite animals.

    Semper ubi sub ubi.

    #125862
    Beth Darlene
    @beth20

    @sparrowhawke Yeah, I should! Is Duolingo only a mobile app, or can it be desktop?

    Jominkreesa! For the weirdos who know what it means! 😉 I love you guys!

    #125874
    sparrowhawke
    @sparrowhawke

    @beth20

    I’ve used it on desktop.

    Semper ubi sub ubi.

    #125906
    Beth Darlene
    @beth20

    I’ve used it on desktop.

    Okay, cool!

    Jominkreesa! For the weirdos who know what it means! 😉 I love you guys!

    #125955
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @kylie-wingfeather


    @beth20


    @sparrowhawke


    @skylarynn

    Hello, y’all! I studied Latin last year and it’s not a dead language. I think we can all agree on that XD I passed my exam last year, so I’m not studying it anymore, but I still find myself muttering “Baro, stultus!” at people and getting way too excited when I can translate Latin ‘in the wild’.

    Do any of y’all have a favorite Latin phrase/quote?

    My favorite is “Per aspera ad astra”.

    A close second is when Ovidius said in the Trista “I gave it (my writing) to the fire so it would be improved.” Which is honestly just a summary of my thoughts while editing XD

    "Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." The Tale of Despereaux

    #125973
    Skylarynn
    @skylarynn

    Volo necare aliquid, especially when frustrated or surrounded by idiots

    "Remember, you go nowhere by accident. Wherever you go, God is sending you." - Rev. Peter R. Hale

    #126007
    Beth Darlene
    @beth20

    Do any of y’all have a favorite Latin phrase/quote?

    Hi! Veni, vidi, vici

    Jominkreesa! For the weirdos who know what it means! 😉 I love you guys!

    #126008
    sparrowhawke
    @sparrowhawke

    O tempora, O mores.

    Post tenebras lux.

    In somnis veritas.

    Semper ubi sub ubi.

    #126050
    Mel
    @melodyjoy

    @kylie-wingfeather

    Hi! I started learning some latin last school year, but the grade I’m in now doesn’t teach it. I haven’t reviewed it in quite a long time, and through our virtual school, I kinda lost it.  We went through mostly verb conjugation charts and vocabulary lists.

    MEL

    Life is short, smile while you still have teeth!

    #126084
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @melodyjoy

    Ah, verb conjugations. I have “fond” memories of those XD They’re one of the things you really have to memorize though! I remember chanting them to memorize them and practically convincing my entire family I was insane XD

    The declinations are worse, honestly. I don’t know why they decided to have five, though. I didn’t memorize them as well as I should and I completely blanked on the third declination during my exam XD That was awkward XD

    "Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." The Tale of Despereaux

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