Amo, Amas, Amat and More: How to Use Latin to Your Own Advantage and to the Astonishment of Others (Hudson Group Books)
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While Harry Mount's engaging little Latin primer isn't likely to be much help to those for whom hic, haec, hoc is the result of a night in the pub, it will succeed in reminding the 'Latin lovers' of its subtitle just how elegant and versatile the language is. But this time I went through it carefully, parsing every single phrase and checking words and forms in Wiktionary when the English translation alone didn't illuminate exactly what was going on in the Latin. So, in the contemporary age of cultural chaos and multi culturalism, it is well to dwell on the language that helped to establish the cultural identity of Western Europe for more than one and a half millenia.
By sharing the technology that has grown World of Books Group into the business it is today, we're helping charities increase revenue and reduce waste through re-commerce.Highly recommended, especially if you have or have ever had any interest at all in Latin, or in raising your learnèd English to a new level! Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. If you know someone who missed out on Latin at school and wants to live a happier life, you could do no better than give them Harry Mount's entertainingly educative Latin primer. Or , to put it another way , latin provided cultural continuity for many generations in Western Europe.
I just used Google Translate on this, and it came up with “Excudent morleus some breathing air, I believe equident marble the living features” Obviously, it didn’t translate all of it… InterTrans came up with: “Excudent alii spirantia morleus era , to believe indeed to live ducent about like marble vulture. Kathryn brileyKaren, as an aging adult, I would love to share some stories, and learn more about your son. Well, you’ve also got all the other tenses which have not been included, and if you really want then you can find out by LEARNING LATIN. Excudent alii spirantia morleus aera, credo equident vivos ducent de marmore voltus” was part of a Latin poem we were taught.
Remember that there are also 5 latin conjugations, if you include mixed (I think), 5 or 6 declensions of nouns (I think), and 6 tenses, or at least those are the ones I know.