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How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
« on: December 13, 2013, 10:36:35 AM »

   For anyone up to the challenge I found this quiz this morning and even though I was still having my morning coffee when I took it I scored remarkably well: 20/20 (although I dare say I wouldn't have a similar score on an ocular examination these days...)

     For those publikly-skooled quiz-takers: good luck (hehehehehe  ;D)
     For the parochially-educated: I hope you paid attention in class
     For the bottom-feeding "lawyers" who frequent the forum: woe unto ye ;)

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Qui tacet consentit! - "He who is silent consents" - Maxim of Law
"For he who would be deceived, let him." - Roman maxim
"Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them." -Pope St. Felix III
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Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 12:08:53 PM »

This is the only latin I know:

i, qui magnus libris
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Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 12:58:35 PM »

   I can't speak for anyone else but when I was a kid I was the happiest little bookworm in the Henry Ford Centennial Library - no babysitter required.  I've got my own, rather substantial library at home now but words - and word/phrase origins - have always fascinated me.  Big books, big words, big nerdy fun  ;)

   So, Fuzz: did you skip out on that particular test, or take it and are now hiding your report card from the rest of us?!
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Qui tacet consentit! - "He who is silent consents" - Maxim of Law
"For he who would be deceived, let him." - Roman maxim
"Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them." -Pope St. Felix III
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit.
Ryht æðelo biþ on ðam móde, næs on ðam flæ-acute

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Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 02:03:02 PM »

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Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 02:13:35 PM »

I am partial to Latin women, so I consider myself well versed  :P
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Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 04:59:40 PM »

I don't recall ever having to take Latin before. I took the test anyway. 40%
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Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 06:12:40 PM »

50% baby!

Don't know if it was the Public School or watching Law and Order reruns....
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Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 08:21:09 PM »

Not bad at all, folks (except for devil, he didn't even try  ;))

One of my favorite words (which can be parsed pretty easily if one has a basic knowledge of everyday-type Latin root-words, prefixes, and suffixes) is defenestration.
de- out, out of, from
fenestra - window
-tion - shows action

"the act of throwing something or someone out of a window"  I'm still waiting for the perfect opportunity to try doing that one of these days (with a someone though, not a thing.)  8)
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Qui tacet consentit! - "He who is silent consents" - Maxim of Law
"For he who would be deceived, let him." - Roman maxim
"Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them." -Pope St. Felix III
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit.
Ryht æðelo biþ on ðam móde, næs on ðam flæ-acute

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Re: How Well Do You Know Your Latin?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2013, 12:05:03 AM »

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