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DontSquishTheAnt
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Latin Pronunciation

Post: # 49958Post DontSquishTheAnt
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:12 am

Just a refresher.

Latin Pronunciation (Roman System):

Vowels
Vowel | Short | Long
A: as in pat or father
E: as in pet or they
I: as in fit or machine
O: as in obey (long is the same)
U: as in put or rule

Diphthongs
AE: like ai in aisle
OE: like oi in foil
AU: like ou in out
EI: as in feign
EU: like ew in dew
UI: like we

Consonants
Mostly like in English,
C: always as in cat
G: always as in gun
NGU: as in unguent
QU: as in quit
R: always as in three
J (consonantal I): like y in yet
V (consonantal U): like w in water
BS: like English ps
BT: like English pt
S: always as in this
SU: always as in suave
T: always as in tin
X: always as in extra
Z: like dz in adze

Double consonants are pronounced as one.
There are no translations for articles (a, an, the)

Accent
With words of two syllables, the accent is on the first syllable.
With words of more than two syllables, the accent is on the second to last syllable if the vowel is long, otherwise it is on the second syllable

Examples
All of these are in the nominative case.

bellum, war
servus, slave or servant
terra, earth or land
porta, gate
provincia (long o), province
veritas (long e and a), truth
caelum, heavens or sky
rex (long e), king
salus (long u); safety, welfare, or salvation
Christus (long i), Christ

Christus, rex terrae et Caeli, salutem Christianis dedit.
Christ, the king of Heaven and earth, gave Christians salvation.

If you're going to do something, do it right.
First year and already enjoying it!

Founding:
2 Solenopsis molesta, one with ~10 nanitics
1 Formica pallidefulva with 7 nanitics
2 Crematogaster sp. Waiting on the nanitics for species level identification. Suspected C. cerasi

Genesis 1:24

MorbidBugg
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Re: Latin Pronunciation

Post: # 50026Post MorbidBugg
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:47 am

Deus ex machina! sorry couldn't help myself..
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AntsDakota
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Re: Latin Pronunciation

Post: # 50042Post AntsDakota
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:20 pm

I know a little Latin, but ant classification helps a lot, I think.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

JoeHostile1
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Re: Latin Pronunciation

Post: # 50614Post JoeHostile1
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:12 am

Oh amazing.

Camponotus novaeboracensis

I’ve been pronouncing it “no vay bora censis”
But I guess it’s “no vi bora censis”?

How about Camponotus xiangban?
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

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DontSquishTheAnt
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Re: Latin Pronunciation

Post: # 50616Post DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:10 am

Camponotus novaeboracensis sounds like
Camp-oh-not-us no-why-bow-ruh-ken-sis

The species name of Camponotus xiangban is not in Latin.
First year and already enjoying it!

Founding:
2 Solenopsis molesta, one with ~10 nanitics
1 Formica pallidefulva with 7 nanitics
2 Crematogaster sp. Waiting on the nanitics for species level identification. Suspected C. cerasi

Genesis 1:24

AntsIkhlef
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Re: Latin Pronunciation

Post: # 50621Post AntsIkhlef
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:32 am

DontSquishTheAnt wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:12 am
Just a refresher.

Latin Pronunciation (Roman System):

Vowels
Vowel | Short | Long
A: as in pat or father
E: as in pet or they
I: as in fit or machine
O: as in obey (long is the same)
U: as in put or rule

Diphthongs
AE: like ai in aisle
OE: like oi in foil
AU: like ou in out
EI: as in feign
EU: like ew in dew
UI: like we

Consonants
Mostly like in English,
C: always as in cat
G: always as in gun
NGU: as in unguent
QU: as in quit
R: always as in three
J (consonantal I): like y in yet
V (consonantal U): like w in water
BS: like English ps
BT: like English pt
S: always as in this
SU: always as in suave
T: always as in tin
X: always as in extra
Z: like dz in adze

Double consonants are pronounced as one.
There are no translations for articles (a, an, the)

Accent
With words of two syllables, the accent is on the first syllable.
With words of more than two syllables, the accent is on the second to last syllable if the vowel is long, otherwise it is on the second syllable

Examples
All of these are in the nominative case.

bellum, war
servus, slave or servant
terra, earth or land
porta, gate
provincia (long o), province
veritas (long e and a), truth
caelum, heavens or sky
rex (long e), king
salus (long u); safety, welfare, or salvation
Christus (long i), Christ

Christus, rex terrae et Caeli, salutem Christianis dedit.
Christ, the king of Heaven and earth, gave Christians salvation.

If you're going to do something, do it right.
Thanks! This Helps alot! So how do you Pronounce Pheidole pallidula?
Beginner here!
I am new to this and I have just founded my first colonies! :geek:

Keeper of:

2x Lasius niger
1x Lasius neglectus/i]

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DontSquishTheAnt
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Re: Latin Pronunciation

Post: # 50624Post DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:43 pm

Actually, pheidole is Greek for thriftiness, but pallidula is Latin (pallidula meaning somewhat pale, similarly, Formica pallidefulva roughly translated means "pale yellow ant", "ant" coming from Formica and "pale yellow" coming from pallidefulva).
I'm not sure about Pheidole, but pallidula would be pal-LEE-due-la, make sure you pronounce the two L's as one, not as if it were two different words. Pronounce the -la at the end like the musical note (do, re, mi, fa, so , la, ti, do). The capitalized syllable is just my way of marking which syllable is accented.
First year and already enjoying it!

Founding:
2 Solenopsis molesta, one with ~10 nanitics
1 Formica pallidefulva with 7 nanitics
2 Crematogaster sp. Waiting on the nanitics for species level identification. Suspected C. cerasi

Genesis 1:24

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