Anyone fluent in latin?
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29-08-2017, 08:46 AM
RE: Anyone fluent in latin?
(29-08-2017 06:21 AM)Rockblossom Wrote:  
(29-08-2017 05:56 AM)M. Linoge Wrote:  'Sic luceat lux '

Does it mean; 'Let your light shine,' 'Let the light shine' or something else?
I'm getting conflicting answers

It's been half a century since I had a class in Latin. (Can someone actually be fluent in a language that is no longer spoken?)

Anyway, the meaning can vary depending on context.
'Sic luceat lux' would usually mean "let the light shine"
"Let YOUR light shine" woud be 'luceat lux vestra'

Um, .. why do you ask? Consider

Curiosity.
It is quoted in a movie I enjoy. The subtitles translated into different interpretations, same with google-translate.

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29-08-2017, 10:49 AM
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29-08-2017, 11:08 AM
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29-08-2017, 11:22 AM
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(29-08-2017 08:30 AM)Dom Wrote:  Latin class with sister Regina, the nun, flashing before my eyes....

Quick, gimme something else to think about Tongue

Inmy case it was also a woman. Let me explain...

Se was in her 50s, silver hair. Looked down and over her glasses with Caesars "De bello gallico" in her hands ans asking for translation. When you couldnt give a (proper) reply you could expect replies like "You are an idiot", or "go home and eat more joghurt before you start learning harder" or "Darling, you are stupid".

She was "old school" and she let eveybody know it. Yet, if you werent the target of her rants, is was funny to hear her humiliate your classmates. She had a good humor, and also complimented for doing things right. She was tuff, but you dont get anywhere in Latin if you arent tuff.

In other words she was the female, teacher version of this guy:





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