Filum Latini

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Filum Latini

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Which is to say, the Latin thread. Ask me about Latin! This includes common phrases or translations of words you come across.

I won't do homework though.

It may be a dead language, but it's still all over the place.

Also, this isn't technically language, but you can ask me about ancient literature here too, if you want, such as the Aeneid (which was written in Latin), the Iliad or the Odyssey (which provide context for the aforementioned so I've read them)
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Brutum Fulmen: (senseless thunderbolt) This phrase, coined by Pliny the elder, is used to refer to an empty threat.
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Well, since you mention it... I have two additional trilogies planned that follow my Verities Silex series. The English names are Quest of Sealing and Truth Eternal. But if I want to keep with the theme of the first trilogy and Latinize those, what would good translations be?
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It depends on what you mean by truth eternal. Is that like, truth that lasts forever?
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Truth Eternal is easy--Veritas Aeturnus is a near literal translation.

As for Quest of Sealing, that one is harder...
Investigatio Obsignare literally translates to "A Quest to Seal", but it's kind of weird and you wouldn't want to use that construction because investigate is such a ubiquitous english word that has lost all connotations of questing.

Requirare Sigillo roughly translates to "To Quest for a Seal".

Do those help?
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Foment: (verb) To excite or arouse, i.e. 2014's Week of Randomness hopes to foment some activity on the forums.


Stevenson's Latin Phrase of the Week:

Brutum Fulmen: (senseless thunderbolt) This phrase, coined by Pliny the elder, is used to refer to an empty threat.
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Yes on Veritas Aeturnus, not so much on the other since it's about a quest to seal something away.
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Are you by chance a fellow Greek and Romans Studies student?
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Alas, no, it's just an interest of mine, and my foreign language of choice.

I should specify that Sigillus is the type of seal like one puts on a letter or a leak.
Stevenson's Vocabulary Word of the Week:

Foment: (verb) To excite or arouse, i.e. 2014's Week of Randomness hopes to foment some activity on the forums.


Stevenson's Latin Phrase of the Week:

Brutum Fulmen: (senseless thunderbolt) This phrase, coined by Pliny the elder, is used to refer to an empty threat.
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