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10 Favorite Children’s Book Translated in Latin

Posted on 28. Jan, 2015 by in Latin Language

Salvete Omnes,

It is my opinion that everything…and I mean EVERYTHING… is better in Latin. I am a firm believer that languages are easier to learn the younger you are, and this is why I encourage anyone to teach their young relatives a second language early! How awesome would it be to have your child reading Latin at 7! The great thing I love about these books is that there are English texts which you can own or borrow from your local library to compare your translations!

Courtesy of Mememaker.

Courtesy of Mememaker.

Click through to see your favorite children’s books translated into Latin — though many of these have been around for a while, we find them endlessly charming.

Olivia: The Essential (Latin Edition) by Ian Falcone

Olivia and mum - Myer Christmas Windows 2009. Courtesy of Flickr Commons.

Olivia and mum – Myer Christmas Windows 2009. Courtesy of Flickr Commons.

You can read a glimpse of it here!

Ferdinandus Taurus (Latin Edition) by Munro Leaf

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You can read a glimpse of it here!

Winnie Ille Pu (Latin Edition) by A. A. Milne

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Et nisus est
et
nisus est
et
nisus est
et
nisus est
et nitens carmen sic coepit canere:
Cur ursus clamat?
Cur adeo mel amat?
Burr, burr, burr
Quid est causae cur?

He
climbed
and he
climbed
and he
climbed,
and as he
climbed
he
sang
a little
song
to himself.
It went
like this:
Isn’t it funny
How a bear likes honey
Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!
I wonder why he does?

Casttus Petasatus: The Cat in the Hat in Latin (Latin Edition) by Dr. Seuss

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Read a glimpse of it here!

Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Latin edition) by J. K. Rowling

Courtesy of Halle Stoutzenberger & Flickr Commons.

Courtesy of Halle Stoutzenberger & Flickr Commons.

Read some of the book here.

Arbor Alma/ The Giving Tree (Latin Edition) by Shel Silverstein

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Read a glimpse of the book here!

Robinson Secundus: Robinson in Christian Latin (Latin Edition) by Joach. Henr. Campe

Courtesy of WikiCommons.

Courtesy of WikiCommons.

Read some of the book here!

Insula Thesauraria (Latin Edition) by Robertus Ludovicus Stevenson

Treasure Island Cover & Courtesy of WikiCommons.

Treasure Island Cover & Courtesy of WikiCommons.

Read a glimpse of it here!

Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit by Dr. Seuss

Courtesy of Denise Krebs & Flickr Commons.

Courtesy of Denise Krebs & Flickr Commons.

Read some of it now here!

Virent Ova! Virent Perna!! by Dr. Seuss

Read a portion of it here!

 

Latin Profanity: How to Swear in Latin

Posted on 13. Jan, 2015 by in Latin Language

Salvete Omnes,

With the beginning of the New Year, I know many people have started about learning a language for a resolutions.  While last week’s post discussed the top ten posts to help inspire and teach the language to beginners.

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WARNING: This post is not for the faint hearted. Romans were swearing and cursing in literature, poetry, and graffiti at the beginning of Western Civilizations. Since profanities are informal (and should not be used in public) and more often spoken than in literature, it is worthwhile to note several written sources of Latin profanity:

Courtesy of ecards.

Courtesy of ecards.

  • The satirical poets (Catullus and Martial) use the words in literary texts.
  • The orator and lawyer Cicero’s Epistulae ad Familiares (“Letters to My Friends”) confirm the “profane” or “obscene” status of many Latin words.
  • Graffiti from the Roman period, scrawled notably on the walls of Pompeii and Herculaneum.  We have a post on entitled: Ten Ancient Roman Graffiti Inscriptions.

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BASIC CURSE WORDS: EXCLAMATIONS!

  • “faex” – sh*t
  • “cane” – bitch (this is actually referring to a dog, however, and not the female derogatory)
  • “deodamnatus” – dammit
  • “Irrumator” – Bastard
  • “Bovis stercus” – Bull sh*t
  • “Lupa” – Slut
  • “Leno” – Pimp

BASIC SAYINGS:

  • filius canis” – son of a b**ch (literally ‘son of a dog’)
  • “futuere” – get f**ked
  • “futue te ipsi” – f**k you
  • “ede faecam” – eat sh*t
  • “Flocci non faccio” – I don’t give a damn
  • “Stercus accidit” – Sh*t happens

SWEAR WORDS & INSULTS:

  • “Es stultior asino” – You are dumber than an a**
  • “Es scortum obscenus vilis” – You are a vile, perverted whore
  • “Te futueo et caballum tuum” – Screw you and the horse you rode in on
  • “Es mundus excrementi” – You are a pile of sh*t
  • “Es stercus!”  You sh*t!
  • “Moecha Putida” – Dirty slut
  • “Podex perfectus es” – You’re a complete a**hole
  • “Potes meos suaviari clunes” – You can kiss my a**.
  • “Futue te ipsum!” – Go f*ck yourself!
  • “Perite” – F*ck off!
  • “Vacca stulta” – You stupid cow
  • fututus et mori in igni” – f**k off and die in a fire
  • “Vescere bracis meis” – Eat my shorts
  • “Morologus es!” – You’re talking like a moron!
  • “Puto vos esse molestissimos” – I think that you are very annoying
  • “Qualem blennum!” – What a doofus!
  • “Qualem muleirculam!” – What a bimbo

Funny Insults:

Mater tua tam obesa est ut cum Romae est urbs habet octo colles!
Your mama is so fat when she goes to Rome it has 8 hills!

New Year’s Resolutions: Learn Latin!

Posted on 07. Jan, 2015 by in Latin Language

2015 has begun! Hopefully you have decided on what your New Year’s Resolutions are going to be, but if not I may try to persuade you that learning Latin (or some basic Latin) may be an awesome one to add!

A generated meme created at Philosoraptor

A generated meme created at Philosoraptor

I have listed below the top 10 posts that I believe will inspire you to learn Latin, aid you in learning it, and give you the beginning tools to pursue the language.

WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY LATIN:

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Courtesy of Memegenerator.com

Famous People who studied Latin

So You Want to Learn Latin: Keep Calm and Read On!

Is there any advantage to learning Latin

BASICS OF LATIN:

A great way of showing children Latin within literature.

A great way of showing children Latin within literature.

Abbreviations in Latin

Conversational Latin

Awesome Resources (the Basics) of Latin

INTENSIVE GRAMMAR:

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Gerund vs. Gerundive

Unraveling the Dark Side of the Subjunctive

LATIN TRANSLATION FUN:

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15 Popular Movie Quotes Translated into Latin

How to Write a Love Letter in Latin

 

I do hope you found these inspirational and helpful. If at all there is any subject you would like to see written on, please comment!