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Offline Trekstr

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Trekster's Latin Circle
« on: April 27, 2011, 05:51:11 PM »
Welcome, all, to my Latin Word of the Week. Pretty self-explanatory, but:
     In this thread I will be giving the four principle parts for a Latin verb or noun or adjective (nouns and adjectives will only have one form.) It will then be your job (yes, you guys :D) to figure out what it means by way of possible derivatives, or words that we use that may come from it. When someone guesses the right word, I will put up a new word, or let them choose an English word for me to put into Latin form (if possible, of course.) Please don't use a translator for this unless you just have no clue at all what the words might mean, as that would ruin the fun. Hope this can catch on :D Have fun all!

Alright, the first verb is as follows:

          Pono, Ponere, Posui, Positus



**note, derivatives usually come from the 4th principle part of the verb
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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 08:11:21 PM »
im no expert but is that something to do with post?

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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 09:14:58 PM »
I guess it has relation...

To put or to place.

Considering the relation to Spanish I believe:

Pono - Pongo - Put
Ponere - Poner - To put
Posui - Posicionar - To place
Positus - Posición - Position
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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011, 09:22:27 PM »
Fenix got it right on:
To put or to place.

Turbo, you were really close with the "post"- looking toward words we might get from "positus." It was really close, but the best derivative would have been "position." You were thinking right, though. GJ All :D

Next word is a noun:

Periculum
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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2011, 09:37:43 PM »
Periculum - Peligro - Danger

Also, a spell used in Harry Potter... for all those fans out there.
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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011, 11:22:08 PM »
it is ?

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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2011, 11:29:16 AM »
Knowing a latin-based language kinda makes it harder for us who work with a Germanic language only.

That's why I took Spanish over any other language, cause it was all phonetic. (I can never get the right pronunciation in French, is that last letter silent or not?!!?!)

Breaking it down:

Peri - perimeter? as in the distance around an object.
culum - curriculum?  As in a set list of courses to take.

Putting those two words together, I would assume periculum to be a set list of distances?  That doesn't make sense...
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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2011, 12:04:43 PM »
Knowing a latin-based language kinda makes it harder for us who work with a Germanic language only.

That's why I took Spanish over any other language, cause it was all phonetic. (I can never get the right pronunciation in French, is that last letter silent or not?!!?!)

Breaking it down:

Peri - perimeter? as in the distance around an object.
culum - curriculum?  As in a set list of courses to take.

Putting those two words together, I would assume periculum to be a set list of distances?  That doesn't make sense...

Lol, I understand. Normally the last letter is silent, but with accent (remember the 3 accents aigu, grave, circonflexe) the letter is pronounced. Either way I felt french a little natural so explaining is difficult (fail).

If you were to break it down (mutilation!) I would say Peri has anything to do with surroundings and culum is a normal suffix (the meaning of culum alone would be bottom... considering both Spanish and French).

Anyway, I shall say that the word which give me a little idea was the french word for danger: Péril - Peligro - Periculum. A little logical considering culum just as a common suffix though...


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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011, 02:04:18 PM »
Fenix got it perfect again :o :D NJ, again! This one actually was inspired by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. If one of the contestants was in danger, they were supposed to send up red sparks via periculum.

Next verb shall be:

sum, esse, fui, futurus
   -for this one it would help to look at the second form rather than fourth as it is irregular... (especially the es- part)

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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2011, 02:25:47 PM »

Certainly helps speaking Spanish (or French or Italian)

I know it's the verb "to be".    Tu es, il est (french), tu eres, ella es (spanish)

Essence/essential probably comes from that, being a significant propery or characteristic that makes something what it is

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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2011, 02:33:53 PM »
Well that was more derivatives than I could come up with, so thanks for that different view, Kiwi, and yep, you were right on :D!

Next noun is:

Clamor
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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2011, 03:02:31 PM »
Well, if I'm not wrong, it would be:

Clamor - Clamor - Clamour - Yell/Shout*

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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2011, 03:07:52 PM »
Clamour in modern English can mean a demand for something - to stop. "The public clamour against high taxes".
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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2011, 03:11:38 PM »

Exclamation/exclaim  - to shout out ( ex- = out)



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Re: Trekster's Latin Circle
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2011, 04:04:05 PM »
Fenix got it again :D

Okay, you guys are smarter than I thought. Challenge accepted :muah:
Next word is another noun:

Onus (Oneris is second form)
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