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ukdane

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Any Latin speakers out there?
« on: 29 January, 2003, 05:20:02 PM »
Can anyone tell me what "The voice of the vicitm" would be in Latin please.
My latin is a little rusty side!
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« Reply #1 on: 29 January, 2003, 05:23:16 PM »
Can you believe that an 11 year old relative:-

Thinks Judge Dredd is a BBC1 programme?

Doesn't know that Strontium 90 causes hideous mutations (including X-Ray eyes, and odd animal hybrids)?

Doesn't know what a Dalek is (but thinks they look cool).

Isn't afraid of a nuclear holocaust.

Stares blankly at me if I suggest that 6 million dollars will rebuild him.

Thinks G-Force is some kind of shoe.

I don't know, what do they teach kids today?
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Re: Any Latin speakers out there?...
« Reply #2 on: 29 January, 2003, 05:39:40 PM »
um, OK.

(did I mention that I passed my MPhil in Latin lit. a few weeks ago?)

Anyway, problem is there's about eighteen words, depending on what sort of victim you mean.

You could try:

Vox victo

or vox victae, (depending on whether the victim was male or female, in the sense of someone who has been defeated);

or possibly

vox victimae (but that's a scrificial victim)

or even

vox condolescantis

(one who is suffering - I like this one best)

also:

vox excruciato/-atae

(one who is tortured)


Does that haelp any?

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Re: Any Latin speakers out there?....
« Reply #3 on: 29 January, 2003, 06:03:41 PM »
show off.
:~)im impressed to be honest.
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Re: Any Latin speakers out there?....
« Reply #4 on: 29 January, 2003, 06:21:56 PM »
Blimey, and they say Variety is the spice of life.
Let me put the quote in context. I was thinking of it in the situtation of someone who has suffered a crime (be it that they are dead, alive, male, female, tortured, etc etc) I think the "vox condolescantis" sounds best.
Imagine it on the bottom of a Crime Scene Investigators Badge. Isn't it the choice that makes the most sense in that respect?
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Re: Any Latin speakers out there?....
« Reply #5 on: 29 January, 2003, 06:23:19 PM »
The Trout makes a poor attempt to impress also.

O Level Latin, 14 years ago, began with -

Ecce! In pictura est puella, nomine Cornelia.

I also learned the word "fatue," meaing "fathead."

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Re: Any Latin speakers out there?....
« Reply #6 on: 29 January, 2003, 06:39:11 PM »
Um, actually I got it a little wrong.

It's "condolescentis".

But I was close. But yeah, that's the best one, I think.

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Re: Any Latin speakers out there?....
« Reply #7 on: 29 January, 2003, 06:42:54 PM »
Cheers
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-Daney



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Re: Any Latin speakers out there?....
« Reply #8 on: 29 January, 2003, 06:47:16 PM »
You're welcome.

Best Latin motto I ever came across was:

vita brevior est quam pro futumentibus negotium agendo.

The company that owned it said it was "life's too short to be doing busines with idiots".

That's not exactly what it means. I laughed. :)

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Re: Any Latin speakers out there?....
« Reply #9 on: 29 January, 2003, 07:26:29 PM »
quick anyone got any olde asterix books lets get those jokes translated at last...

clever mr woods.

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Re: Any Latin speakers out there?....
« Reply #10 on: 30 January, 2003, 04:12:12 AM »
i like the terry pratchett psuedo-latin, the watches motto ( unbeknownst to them) is "make my day, punk!" (they think it's something like " to protect and to serve" haha.

i do latin too, and got a B in my mock gcse's last week. oh, the endless fun...

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Re: Any Latin speakers out there?....
« Reply #11 on: 30 January, 2003, 12:45:38 PM »
as soon as they legalise time travel you could both be tour giudes in ancient rome.

i am sure the tips will be good. no wonder the education system in the UK is still allowing resources to be spent on such subjects.

like the idea though Ukdane.adds a certain essence to a character to have such a criptic reference in his makeup.
this for a future shock or a role playing game then?
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Re: Any Latin speakers out there?....
« Reply #12 on: 30 January, 2003, 03:31:38 PM »
Who's to say....
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