Latin Language Stack Exchange by Kiwix

Q&A for linguists, teachers, and students wanting to discuss the finer points of the Latin language

Most popular questions

57 What is Google Translate good for? 2017-05-11T00:39:13.023

50 Are "-que" and "et" equivalent? 2016-02-23T18:13:46.960

40 Why is "ille" used in Winnie ille Pu and Hobbitus Ille? 2016-02-23T18:16:00.220

40 Why is the language of ancient Rome called "Latin" instead of "Roman"? 2016-07-05T18:33:55.660

39 What punctuation was used in Classical Latin? 2016-02-23T19:27:54.140

34 Why is the Roman acronym SPQR and not SPR? 2017-08-11T10:34:18.283

31 Did the Romans use any swear words? 2016-12-16T17:17:20.170

30 What gender should a predicate adjective be to agree with a series of things with different genders? 2016-02-23T18:18:34.973

29 What effect should a macron have on the sound of a letter and its word? 2016-02-23T18:23:08.357

28 When is an I not an I? 2016-02-23T18:42:00.767

27 Accusative equals nominative for neuter words – how universal is this and why? 2016-02-23T18:49:32.867

27 How do we know how the Romans pronounced Latin? 2016-02-23T20:20:08.983

25 How to say "every fourth year" in Latin? 2016-02-26T07:19:19.190

25 Which online Latin dictionaries should I use and why? 2016-05-10T12:51:31.127

25 Why hippopotamus instead of potamohippus? 2016-11-10T20:07:25.253

24 Why did the letters in the alphabet shift position? 2016-02-23T20:09:17.693

23 When did “c” before “e” or “i” start to be pronounced as [ts] (in contrast to classical [k])? 2016-02-23T19:37:59.063

22 Why are there no native Latin words with a Z? 2016-02-23T19:28:40.317

22 How did the Romans say "good night"? 2016-02-29T04:20:02.760

22 How do you say "please" in Classical Latin? 2016-09-22T04:36:58.737

21 How different were high medieval Latin dialects from different parts of Europe? 2016-02-23T20:03:29.457

21 Are there any recorded classical Roman abbreviations of "et cetera"? 2016-02-23T21:17:24.963

21 Why is 'r' often rolled in modern classical Latin? 2016-02-24T01:05:40.813

21 Rhotacism: why? 2016-02-24T13:31:30.337

21 How often were medieval scribal abbreviations used? 2016-02-24T21:43:02.710

21 Are there exceptions to the Latin stress rules? 2016-03-23T21:11:14.887

21 Why "ex nihilo" instead of "e nihilo"? 2017-01-17T01:32:27.080

20 What's the difference between vel, aut, -ve, et cetera? 2016-02-23T19:35:17.297

20 Why does Latin have five different noun declensions? 2017-04-27T21:50:22.430

19 Are there examples of passive imperative forms of non-deponent verbs in ancient literature? 2016-02-23T20:18:40.623

19 What is the meaning of "suffragio" at the time of Calvin? 2016-02-25T00:10:54.180

19 What are the classical names of the letters of the Latin alphabet? 2016-04-16T18:38:25.867

19 Meaning of "S. P. D." in letters 2016-05-09T01:46:54.053

19 Why did scientists abandon Latin in their publications? 2016-11-04T23:11:28.323

19 Why did Roman authors never feel a need for word spacing? 2017-01-16T08:41:25.593

18 Difference between "Lacrimosa" and "Lacrymosa" 2016-02-23T18:44:56.030

18 Was the final "-m" a "full-featured" consonant? 2016-02-23T19:37:02.040

18 Did ancient Romans raise the intonation of their voices when asking questions? 2016-02-26T16:41:03.723

18 Why does the ablative case also include the locative? 2016-02-27T14:41:32.017

18 Why do ablatives of the 3rd declension sometimes end on -e, at other times on -i? 2016-04-05T02:36:29.817

18 Are the two cums related? 2016-07-12T14:54:17.470

18 Did the Romans ever combine Greek and Latin morphemes? 2017-07-01T13:56:23.300

17 How did "spina" shift semantically from "thorn" or "prickle" to "backbone"? 2016-02-23T18:40:14.873

17 On the etymology of “discipulus” and “disciplina” 2016-02-24T05:48:08.690

17 Can I passivize a verb with two objects with respect to either one? 2016-02-24T08:04:00.000

17 What were used as "filler" words in Classical Latin? 2016-02-25T00:03:02.710

17 When did scriptio continua and interpuncts give way to spaces between words in Latin? 2016-02-26T02:18:53.687

17 Is there a way to make a sentence ironic in Latin? 2016-03-08T02:20:30.213

17 What is "slipped my mind" in Latin? 2016-07-05T00:28:31.950

17 In Classical Latin, what was the geographic extent of "Asia"? 2017-02-15T13:24:05.107


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