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Any Latin Lovers?

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Tue February 15th, 2011, 4:46 pm

I never did Latin at school, it never appealed.
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Post by Ken » Tue February 15th, 2011, 6:51 pm

[quote=""Rowan""]I bow down to your research skills annis, but I should've guessed that I am not the only idiot on the planet who doesn't know Latin, yet wants to know what those particular words mean. :rolleyes: [/quote]

I too bow to the incomparable research skills of Annis and the great posts and stirring of the 'pointy' Miss Misfit!

Have you tried Google Translate Rowan? I have found that for Latin it is pretty good. Its French isn't bad, but you do need to check it through and correct the sense of the translated piece!

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Post by Michy » Tue February 15th, 2011, 7:45 pm

I don't know if it was intentional or not, but when I first read the title of this thread I thought of, well, Rudolph Valentino and the like. :)

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue February 15th, 2011, 10:27 pm

[quote=""Michy""]I don't know if it was intentional or not, but when I first read the title of this thread I thought of, well, Rudolph Valentino and the like. :) [/quote]



Me too, given that it was posted on Valentine's Day. :D

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Post by Misfit » Tue February 15th, 2011, 11:17 pm

[quote=""Michy""]I don't know if it was intentional or not, but when I first read the title of this thread I thought of, well, Rudolph Valentino and the like. :) [/quote]

I had a couple of different thoughts run through my head as well.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed February 16th, 2011, 11:35 am

I did Latin till O-level (at 15) and was top of the class. I loved it and it stood me in great stead for learning other languages and a facility with language in general.
However, that's almost 30 years ago now and I wouldn't be able to compose a sentence in it now. A shame, but there you go.

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Post by Madeleine » Wed February 16th, 2011, 12:48 pm

[quote=""Michy""]I don't know if it was intentional or not, but when I first read the title of this thread I thought of, well, Rudolph Valentino and the like. :) [/quote]

Me too, I started thinking of Zorro etc and got a bit excited! ;)
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Post by Rowan » Wed February 16th, 2011, 2:35 pm

Sorry to burst your bubbles ladies. It didn't even occur to me what day it was that I was posting it. I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day so it was hardly on my mind.

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Post by Michy » Wed February 16th, 2011, 9:27 pm

Actually, I didn't even catch the Valentine's Day connection. That just makes it more serendipitous (sp?). :)

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Post by Madeleine » Thu February 17th, 2011, 1:59 pm

[quote=""Michy""]Actually, I didn't even catch the Valentine's Day connection. That just makes it more serendipitous (sp?). :) [/quote]

I didn't either! :D
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