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  • Manchester
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    Re: Also in need of a Latinist

    Originally posted by LauriD View Post
    I need help with a Latin question that can't be solved by Google translate.

    I need someone to take a look at a list of Roman military drill commands (equivalent of "attention," "at ease," etc.) and suggest a way that someone could garble one so it comes out obscene/silly/etc. so that the inexperienced commander (not a native Latin speaker) would be embarrassed.
    Is the garbled expression supposed to be "obscene/silly/etc." in Latin or in English?

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  • theblondewritr
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    Re: Also in need of a Latinist

    Mel?

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  • LauriD
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    Re: "Nos Morituri Te Salutamus"

    I found that site and it's AWESOME!

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  • Fortean
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    "Nos Morituri Te Salutamus"

    http://www.legionsix.org/roman_drill.htm

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  • LauriD
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    Re: Also in need of a Latinist

    It's just one line, and I figured one out on my own. It's derived from the order to turn left: Ad scutum, clina!

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  • Steven R
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    Re: Also in need of a Latinist

    Your local university probably has a Classics department. There is likely an hungry grad student that could use a few bucks. Hire him to get the vocabulary you need. You may even get some Latin slang you can put in for color to boot.

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  • LauriD
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    Re: Also in need of a Latinist

    Thanks, Wait! Good idea!

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  • WaitForIt
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    Re: Also in need of a Latinist

    This may sound out there, but if you can't find what you're needing here, try asking in an off-topic area in the forums at catholic.com. Not joking.

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  • LauriD
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    Also in need of a Latinist

    I need help with a Latin question that can't be solved by Google translate.

    I need someone to take a look at a list of Roman military drill commands (equivalent of "attention," "at ease," etc.) and suggest a way that someone could garble one so it comes out obscene/silly/etc. so that the inexperienced commander (not a native Latin speaker) would be embarrassed.

    Any takers?
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