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Peanut_UK
-27th November 2003, 14:30
Seeing as there's such a diverse range of talented and intelligent people on this forum (which makes a change!), can anyone help translate "Pigs might fly" into Latin for me?

My Latin's a little rusty to say the least...

Cheers!

twohappyhippos
-27th November 2003, 17:40
ooooo i do classics, but we dont do latin....but i did latin last year! cant promise that i'll get it right though!!! i'll do it for you later because i have to go out fencing now! (well not actually fencing - going to my clubs AGM :))
promise i'll do it for you later though!

Rdb811
-27th November 2003, 23:09
Originally posted by twohappyhippos
ooooo i do classics, but we dont do latin....


Eh ??? Etruscan and Punic only ??

Why was it a Good Thing that Rome won the Punic Wars ?

Because Pune iis a b****r to leran.

Rdb811
-27th November 2003, 23:16
Originally posted by twohappyhippos
(well not actually fencing - going to my clubs AGM :))



Got through my AGM in 15 minutes and fenced afterwards. (Which is why I'm in a good mood)

Peanut_UK
-28th November 2003, 10:32
Originally posted by twohappyhippos
ooooo i do classics, but we dont do latin....

Errr... eh? I thought "Classics" was studying Latin and Ancient Greek (at least, it was in my day).

But if you can get me a translation, that'll be ace! Thanks!

Rdb811
-28th November 2003, 10:47
Otherwise it's called "classical studies".

And we know how demanding any subject with 'studies' in the title is.

Aoife
-28th November 2003, 20:34
In my school the A-level is called 'ClassCiv' (Classic Civilisations). It seems to be a mixture of complex Greek plays and looking at pots (depending which teacher you happen to have). Most pupils actually prefer the academic stimulation of the plays than tedious monotony of the pots.

But there we go.




And we know how demanding any subject with 'studies' in the title is.

Hey what about Business Studies, Media Studies... erm, maybe you have a point (though as I'm doing Media I should probably defend it... yet I know full well I'm doing what're seen to many as four utter micky-mouse subjects :) )


I asked my dad for the Latin (having studied Latin, French and Irish in school) but he just muttered about it being too long ago.

Neo
-9th November 2004, 00:17
Originally posted by Peanut_UK
classicists

****ing deviants.... :grin:

Insipiens
-9th November 2004, 08:42
I notice no-one ever answered the original question.
my attempt (how rusty my Latin is!) "porci volent"

Tarmac
-9th November 2004, 08:51
as opposed to sabreurs who are 'porky violent'
:grin: :tongue:

colliebeast
-9th November 2004, 09:15
hmmm not so good on the latin... can only remember:

"Haster" - spear

so not much use in anyway really...

In Swahili however (although not the easiest to translate) it would be something along the lines of:
"Hanziri labda inzi"

pronounced as it is written