Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Latin isn’t dead, at least it shouldn’t be…
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/arch/omnibus.html includes such items as:
Sounding Smart in Latin
Listen, would you repeat everything you just told me, only this time say it in English?Heus, modo itera omnia quae mihi nunc nuper narravisti, sed nunc Anglice?

Oh! Was I speaking Latin again?Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar?

Silly me. Sometimes it just sort of slips out.Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur.

Sure, I speak a little Latin.Sane, paululum linguae Latinae dico.

I picked it up here and there. Really, Latin isn’t all that hard.Id legi modo hic modo illic. Vero, Latine loqui non est difficilissimum.

It looks like a tricky language, but you’ll get the hang of it pretty quickly.Lingua speciem involutam praebet, sed sat cito eam comprehendes.

And remember, there aren’t any Romans around to correct your pronunciation.Atque memento, nulli adsunt Romanorum qui locutionem tuam corrigant.(At a poetry reading)

It doesn’t rhyme.Nullo metro compositum est.

I don’t care. If it doesn’t rhyme, it isn’t a poem.Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema.
politics down under are perhaps best left right there…
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-fssfdTXdU the war in Iraq
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhZK2KFV8SU&NR=1 global warming
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPBzAjEpAAw&NR=1 dead whale - “I’m afraid I don’t know the answer, I’m not a botanist”