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Thread: Let's make a forum for the Latin language

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    Let's make a forum for the Latin language

    I think we should

    Latin is soo cool and has a grammar similar to that of the Russian language.

    I know Latin to a good extent but not quite well.

    If we pull it off together I think we'll all become well-oriented linguists and the whole world would envy us vehemently and suffer from an ardent jealousy of us.

    What do you guys opinionate?
    "С чий очи сънувам, чий е този лик обречен?
    Смъртен глас ми се причува и отеква с вик далечен
    Как да зърна да погледна, чуждий образ да прегърна,
    на лицето ми студено грях в надежда да превърна.."

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    I might have supported a Pig-Latin forum but this is going too far
    Call to a hardware store: "I'm sure you know more about the caulk than I do...tell me...is there a taste to the caulk?".

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    consilium optimum est.

    But would anyone use it?
    Эдмунд Ричардович Вудфилд

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    Nerd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Линдзи
    Nerd.
    What's that Latin for?

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    Latin? But it's a dead language! What's the point? Who would you talk to? DEAD PEOPLE?

    I think we should make a Hindi forum. I'm learning Hindi. It's a major world language, I think it's 4th or 5th by population. But I doubt anyone else is learning it.

    This is off-topic, but how come no one has posted in my thread? Doesn't anyone else like Vysotsky?
    "Кто кончил жизнь трагически -- тот истинный поэт..."

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    *attempts* scio hos homines esse "dumb" quod sciunt linguam latinam esse mortum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkdlnd
    Latin? But it's a dead language! What's the point? Who would you talk to? DEAD PEOPLE?
    Yes don't you know that's what the ghostbusters speak ? So they can interegate those pesky ghosts and goblins. That's exactly why people learn latin, to talk to dead people. Man you're so smart !

    Quote Originally Posted by rkdlnd

    This is off-topic, but how come no one has posted in my thread? Doesn't anyone else like Vysotsky?
    Why don't you just check yourself. I realize when you are so much smarter than the internet, and everyone else on it, it can be difficult for your mind to condecend to "it's" level so you can navigate. But please try.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    I don't know, how useful is Latin, but it is used still -- in medical prescriptions, for exanple.
    Кр. -- сестр. тал.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    Why don't you just check yourself. I realize when you are so much smarter than the internet, and everyone else on it, it can be difficult for your mind to condecend to "it's" level so you can navigate. But please try.
    Dogboy... <3 .

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    And in specifying "spieces" (correct me on that spelling) of plants and animals...
    Листьев не обожгло, Веток не обломало
    День промыт как стекло, только этого мало

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    Quote Originally Posted by rkdlnd

    This is off-topic, but how come no one has posted in my thread? Doesn't anyone else like Vysotsky?
    Why don't you just check yourself. I realize when you are so much smarter than the internet, and everyone else on it, it can be difficult for your mind to condecend to "it's" level so you can navigate. But please try.
    What's that supposed to mean?
    "Кто кончил жизнь трагически -- тот истинный поэт..."

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    I like latin, but i think a topic in the "General Discussion" forum is enough. We don#t need a latin forum

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    Oh, but a Latin forum would be so rocking! We could have endless debates about the proper pronunciations...Ecclesiastical Latin, or Reformed Classical? Does Neo-Latin have a place in today's world? My oh my, the possibilities are endless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiceonice
    *attempts* scio hos homines esse "dumb" quod sciunt linguam latinam esse mortum!
    I'm replying because I must agree with what you said.

    Besides, it's the root of most Western european languages. And it did influence English and German in terms of vocabulary.

    But that's just me.
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    Смъртен глас ми се причува и отеква с вик далечен
    Как да зърна да погледна, чуждий образ да прегърна,
    на лицето ми студено грях в надежда да превърна.."

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    Some thoughts about why people learn it. Well one reason is perhaps nerdness the other would be an access to those HUGE amounts of literature in this language, many of which is available on the Internet. Some people like reading things exactly as they were written, you see... I for one tend to think that there is no such thing as an adequate translation in this world yet. This is completely different topic though.

    I agree that this particular community is probably not really into all this ancient stuff... I mean, people over here tend to learn living languages, not ancient ones. And speaking of the community, I have to recommend those who really want some Latin the fine forum at http://www.textkit.com, for all your Lating and Attic Greek needs No Russians there, though.. oh well.

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    The "languages other than Russian" forums are mostly dead, so that's probably why MasterAdmin doesn't want to make more.

    Oops, I revived a dead post. Well, not that dead. Slightly dead.

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