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Re: Hello from New England (USA)!
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2021, 00:48:45 »
"Sic transit gloria mundi" =  Gloria, the van's broken down for Monday

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Re: Hello from New England (USA)!
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2021, 09:10:48 »
"Old in England to me they who will have received"?!

The dangers of using Google translate. Evidently we need Latin teachers!

Try this then: Salve ab antiquis Anglia
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Re: Hello from New England (USA)!
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2021, 16:24:30 »
Salve, magistrum! Magistra?  :D  :wave:

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Re: Hello from New England (USA)!
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2021, 21:08:41 »

Try this then: Salve ab antiquis Anglia

If I´m not mistaking, the prepostion "ab" is not correct for usage as a translation for "from" when you´re not somehow moving away from England...

Salve, magistrum! Magistra?  :D  :wave:

I think it should be "Salve magister" (M) or "Salve magistra" (F) ...


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Re: Hello from New England (USA)!
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2021, 17:57:28 »
Don’t worry! You haven’t suggested anything improper. Google Translate is pretty terrible at Latin, so that doesn’t really mean anything. But perhaps you’re in “old England”?

Vetus in Anglia a me receperint

(I used Google Translate, so I hope I haven't  just suggested you do something unlikely with a vintage automobile!)

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Re: Hello from New England (USA)!
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2021, 18:01:55 »
Wow! I didn’t think I’d get so many greetings in Latin! Full marks to the person who said "Salve magister" (M) or "Salve magistra" (F)!

If I´m not mistaking, the prepostion "ab" is not correct for usage as a translation for "from" when you´re not somehow moving away from England...

I think it should be "Salve magister" (M) or "Salve magistra" (F) ...


I studied Latin for 6 years, but since then 30 years have passed  8}

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Re: Hello from New England (USA)!
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2021, 18:06:24 »
Salve! Like many people, this part of Caesar was one of the first actual ancient texts I read.

Salve de Belgica (Secunda)  :)
You know, the region about one once wrote "Horum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae, ... "  ;)
(And let´s forget the next part was "... propterea quod a cultu atque humanitate provinciae longissime absunt, minimeque ad eos mercatores saepe commeant atque ea quae ad effeminandos animos pertinent important"  ::) )


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Re: Hello from New England (USA)!
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2021, 19:40:59 »
Like many people, this part of Caesar was one of the first actual ancient texts I read.

Tu quoque, playmofanatici mi?! ;D
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Re: Hello from New England (USA)!
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2021, 03:45:31 »
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Tu quoque, playmofanatici mi?! ;D

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Re: Hello from New England (USA)!
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2021, 05:55:45 »
Salve de Novo Mexico!(?) I'm fairly certain Caesar went to neither the new nor the old Mexico, and I haven't the slightest idea what declension to assign to it. I had to take a year of Latin at uni. 30 years have not passed, but sometimes it feels like they have. I hope you share your website when it's up because we clearly need a Latin grammar refresher.  :lol: