- Interpreting Latin Legal Phrases: Affidavit and a Mensa et Thoro
For the law student uninitiated in the Latin language, understanding these phrases comes down to rote memorization as it pertains to a legal context. Often, the translations of these Latin phrases learned in a legal course of study are incorrect from their literal translations.
- Learn to Identify and Translate Latin Predicate Words
Like English, Latin uses predicate words to describe or modify a sentence’s subject. By looking for a linking verb, Latin predicate words are easy to identify and translate.
- Translating Demonstrative Pronouns from Latin to English
Both Latin and English employ demonstrative pronouns to replace nouns. However, translating these pronouns requires a good understanding of Latin declensions. Don't worry, I'll walk you through the process in this article.
- Translating Latin Mottos: University of Chicago and Duquesne University
Learn the literal translations of two Latin mottoes and how they compare with the official translations offered by the institutions of higher learning that use them.
- Translating Latin Legal Terms: Amicus Curiae, ex post Facto, and In Loco Parentis
As a dead language, Latin still lives on in the many terms and phrases used in law. Translating them is a unique lesson in grammar for the Latin student. This article focuses on the Latin phrases amicus curiae, ex post facto, and in loco parentis.
- Translating Possessive Pronouns from Latin to English
Latin possessive pronouns function similarly to possessive adjectives. However, as pronouns, they replace nouns rather than modify them. Learn how to form and translate possessive pronouns in Latin.
- Translating the Latin Mottos of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Catholic University of America
Learn about the Latin phrases of two universities. The mottos of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Catholic University of America are translated from Latin to English and discussed.
- Translating Latin Reflexive Pronouns
Both English and Latin use reflexive pronouns to refer back to a previous noun. As an inflected language, Latin’s reflexive pronouns change form to indicate to which subject they reflect back. Learn how to translate Latin's reflexive pronouns into English.
- Translate Three Commonly Used Scientific Latin Phrases: A Priori, A Posteriori, and Ad Hoc
Although no longer the language of science throughout the Western world, Latin is still used in scientific communities to express certain principles and other philosophies of conducting scientific research. Learn how to translate three of the most common of these Latin phrases.
- Translating Latin: Comparative Adjectives
Like English, Latin uses adjectives to make positive, comparative, and superlative comparisons. Positive comparisons simply attach a quality to a subject. Learn how to form and translate Latin positive adjectives of comparison.
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