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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Sensible Crossposting To Genealogical, Cultural,Military And Historical Newsgroups
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 15:50:51 +1000
I'm well aware of that view.
I wanted four syllables, not three...
_per-cuss-i_ just doesn't cut it.
Rhythm and metre are very important too.
I'm also well aware that verbs are identified by their infinitives and that
_CALCITRARE_ is intransitive.
In Mock Latin we get to make up our own rules and euphony is VERY
important in the mix.
So are clues and cribs for folks who have no education in Latin -- and the
employment of familiar classical tie-ins.
_Veni, Vidi, Calcitravi Asinum._
Yep, that's the ticket!
_Illegitimatis Non Carborundum_
Peter The Pedant strikes out again and comes a cropper.
Lux et Veritas et Libertas
Illegitimatis Non Carborundum
Veni, Vidi, Calcitravi Asinum.
"Peter Stewart" <> wrote in message
> "Calcitro" [sic] is an intransitive verb, so that even if he got the right
> object (and word order) in this foolish slogan he should use "percussi"
> Peter Stewart
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