Froggy the Great

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2 minutes ago, Froggy the Great said:

 

 

 

Great, now I've got his song "Emma" indelibly stuck in my head.

 

You're welcome :devil:

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1 hour ago, Pingo said:

 

My Latin is decades rusty, though, so all I could think at the first sentence was something like  "I run mirrors"?

 

I think it might be better served with something more like "videte".  Second person imperative of "video, videre", "to see".

 

It was an attempt at See Spot run! Run, Spot, run! ("The Latin Dictionary" has spectare as "look at, see, watch", which is quite similar to what it has for videre: "see, seem (passive).)

 

But I know only as much Latin as I can infer from my knowledge of other European languages (of which I'm only fluent in English and sketchy in German) and random linguistic comments from here and there over the years.

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What idiot decided Palamino was a good color for a unicorn?

 

Oh yes... me...

 

*sigh* It's more fun when I have players to blame bad decisions on.

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A Palomino unicorn sounds pretty cool!  Tough to get the colors right, but... I can totally see that working!

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It looks great in my head, but the wet-blending, frantically shoving colors back and forth....

 

At least I'm working from home today, so I can let it dry completely between layers (not much choice since I'm painting during breaks, conference calls, lunch...)

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40 minutes ago, Froggy the Great said:

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The first time someone ran that joke by me I was so embedded in Latin I didn't get it.

 

See, it's "Hulk Smash Latin" - The grammar makes no sense, it's just words strung together.

 

Always. Where. Under. Where.

 

Even saying it out loud in English I didn't get it for a few moments.

 

I'm such a nerd.

 

11 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

It was an attempt at See Spot run! Run, Spot, run! ("The Latin Dictionary" has spectare as "look at, see, watch", which is quite similar to what it has for videre: "see, seem (passive).)

 

But I know only as much Latin as I can infer from my knowledge of other European languages (of which I'm only fluent in English and sketchy in German) and random linguistic comments from here and there over the years.

 

It's complicated.  Words have fuzzy and overlapping meanings and don't really translate perfectly one to one.

 

"Spectare" means "to see", but as I understand it, more in the sense of a spectator or audience looking at something deliberately presented to be watched, a spectacle, say.  ("Speculum" means mirror.)

 

"Videre" means "to see" more in the sense of to regard or look at.

 

Compare the line "Natum videte regem angelorum", "behold the king of angels born" from the carol "Adeste Fideles" ("Attend, Ye Faithful").

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2 minutes ago, Pingo said:

It's complicated.  Words have fuzzy and overlapping meanings and don't really translate perfectly one to one.

 

"Spectare" means "to see", but as I understand it, more in the sense of a spectator or audience looking at something deliberately presented to be watched, a spectacle, say.  ("Speculum" means mirror.)

 

"Videre" means "to see" more in the sense of to regard or look at.

 

Compare the line "Natum videte regem angelorum", "behold the king of angels born" from the carol "Adeste Fideles" ("Attend, Ye Faithful").

 

No argument about fuzzy meanings. One problem here is that "See Spot run" is pretty close to Hulk Smash English, presumably in an attempt to make the sentence as simple as possible for a first grader. So to translate you first need to figure out what a more colloquial sentence with the intended meaning might be, then imply a similar sense using Latin.

 

Here that source sentence might be, "Watch/See how Spot runs!" or "Look at Spot running!", which could refer to a spectacle (a dog running an obstacle course or the like) or just ordinary dashing about. I'll certainly trust your intuition that videre is the better word, since you have an intuition and actual training and I have neither.

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Morning, all.

 

*hooks himself up to a caffeine IV*

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You could always say "Ecce macula fugit" : "Behold! Spot runs!"

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GOOD MORNING ALL!

 

Left overs from the hurricane are sweeping through AL yesterday and last night. It made this morning a misty wonderland. I live in the hill side part of town so there are many trees and deep-forest-est spots. All in all it brought forth to my memory the Kokiri forest from Legends of Zelda Ocarina of time.

 

Sweeping mist flowing through the hill sides. The fresh smell of damp tree's breathing in the white shadows of the morning.

 

Ahh, it brought me back to my fondness for that video game and the atmosphere they created. :) 

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5 minutes ago, Pingo said:

You could always say "Ecce macula fugit" : "Behold! Spot runs!"

 

^_^

 

But then you'd have to chase him.

 

Or cheer, I suppose.

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Cheer:

 

"Fugite, maculam, fugite!"

 

"Run, Spot, run!"

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I'm afraid I'd be looking for the Balrog and trying to get off the crumbling bridge at that point.

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My facebook status is now:

Ecce macula fugit!

Fugite, maculam, fugite!

 

My non-Reaper friends will have no idea what's going on...

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