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Gir Draxon
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posted 28 August 2004 09:58 PM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
As the iuvenis voluptarius might say, put on your brevissimae bracae femineae and let's go to the taberna nocturna and drink some vinum rubrum Burdigalense.



Elizabeth Day

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'lance
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posted 28 August 2004 10:03 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Although British classicists yesterday dismissed the updated translations as "naff" and "subjective", the authors of the lexicon insist that they are promoting the use of Latin "for the entire world".

Good luck with that project, lads.

Whatever the Latin for "lads" may be.


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skdadl
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posted 28 August 2004 10:07 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Now, that has put me right off my placenta compressa.
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'lance
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posted 28 August 2004 10:09 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Best have a fistula nicotiana then, skdadl. And some more vinum.

[ 28 August 2004: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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Agent 204
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posted 28 August 2004 10:15 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A few years one of the Toronto papers (I think the Post) had a piece on the problem that the EU has with no official parliamentary language, and alongside the suggestions of Esperanto and Klingon they mentioned Latin. There's actually something to that idea, though I doubt it would ever be adopted.
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skdadl
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posted 28 August 2004 10:21 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by 'lance:
Best have a fistula nicotiana then, skdadl. And some more vinum.


Sir! I will have you know that I am the treasurer of BWAGA!


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clersal
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posted 28 August 2004 10:27 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You mean we gotta pay for not getting any?
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'lance
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posted 28 August 2004 10:28 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Sir! I will have you know that I am the treasurer of BWAGA!

Yes, which is why my suggestion began and ended with the fistula nicotiana and the vinum.

And pray don't call me Sir. I work for a living. Sort of.

[ 28 August 2004: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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skdadl
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posted 28 August 2004 10:36 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by clersal:
You mean we gotta pay for not getting any?

I wonder how I tell clersal about the special three-year reduced membership in Latin?


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Debra
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posted 28 August 2004 10:41 PM      Profile for Debra   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Reduced membership??!!

Sounds decidely disappointing.


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lagatta
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posted 28 August 2004 10:47 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here is the lexicon. It seems to exist only in Italian so far - does this means I'm condemned to translate for you? (free, that is...) Though a lot of the words come from English, French and other European languages - often with changed meanings and constructions. How does one explain "neo-fascism" in a language last spoken long before the old Fascists? A "colf" is a nanny or domestic worker, often from the Philippines or other Third-World countries, etc...
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clersal
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posted 28 August 2004 11:38 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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I wonder how I tell clersal about the special three-year reduced membership in Latin?

How about, um, er, ah a much longer...um time?

HEY YOU SHOULD BE PAYING ME...HMMPH.


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