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what does the abbreviation "h. l." (or "h. 1.") stand for?

In one of the footnotes in Popma's book, we read:Vocabulum hocce in genere neutro h. l. esse positum, testatur Erythraeus in Ind. Virgil. fol. 41. fac. 2. col...

Asked on 08/25/2021

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Pronunciation of genitive proper-name epithets, e.g. Euonymus fortunei

What customs do the various Latin pronunciations have for pronouncing species epithets that are the genitive form of someone's name, e.g. Euonymus fortunei, named for Robert Fortune?...

Asked on 08/25/2021 by Ben Kovitz

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When did the consonant U (i.e., V) begin to be pronounced as the fricative [v] instead of [w]?

It's well established that the consonantal u (or v) was pronounced as [w] in Classical Latin (i.e., w as in wine). Of course, Romance languages developed voiced fricatives...

Asked on 08/25/2021 by Nathaniel is protesting

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How to express a time exactly on the hour?

I would like to express the following times in Latin:"at four o'clock sharp""every hour, on the hour"I want to emphasize that the event takes place exactly on the hour.My...

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What are New Latin's comma rules?

What are New Latin's comma rules? Specifically, where do New Latin's comma rules differ from modern English's comma rules (e.g., as documented in the 16th ed. of the Chicago Manual...

Asked on 08/25/2021

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How many of Latin words became part of English and Spanish?

For example, if we were to take one of the most used Latin dictionaries (Lewis and Short?), and find out the percentage of total entries that have made it one...

Asked on 08/25/2021

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Which is the logic behind "Aloysius" Latinisation?

Wikipedia states that Aloysius is:... a Latinisation of the names Louis, Lewis, Luis, Luigi, Ludwig, and other cognate names (traditionally in Medieval Latin as Ludovicus or Chlodovechus), ultimately...

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Does writing improve reading comprehension?

Some study or teach Latin with the sole intent of reading old texts.Therefore some restrict studying Latin to mostly reading and the prerequisite grammar.It is quite clear that...

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A variation on Caesar (Veni Vidi Vici)

We just moved into a new house, and my cat was very quick to make herself comfortable. I described her approach as "I came, I saw, I took possession"...

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Which name came first, Lucius or Λουκᾶς?

The etymology of the name Luke is commonly said to be the Latin name Lucas, itself from Lucius, from the praenomen ...

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