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Could you please tell me the right way to say "tv series"?

 
 
George
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jun, 2009 01:44 pm
@JTT,
I'm saying that Latin is Latin, as opposed to Latin was Latin.

Of course, no one can say "with absolute certainty that this is how the language
was used". However, I can say how the language is used -- or at least how it
was used when I used it and was among those who also used it.

The literature in Latin which has come down to us can be studied and we can
derive some rules based on those studies. Or we can study penguins, which
would probably be more interesting.

Having said this, I should also note that my post was a tongue-in-cheek
pose of indignation.
JTT
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jun, 2009 01:56 pm
@George,
Quote:
However, I can say how the language is used -- or at least how it
was used when I used it and was among those who also used it.

The literature in Latin which has come down to us can be studied and we can
derive some rules based on those studies.


All that's true, George and let me make one thing clear, I'm not faulting your study of nor your abilities in Latin. As you've probably noticed, I don't venture my opinions in those threads because I don't have anywhere near enough knowledge to do so.

Having said that, I know that the spoken and the written parts of every language are very different and in this we have the problem I pointed up by using the past tense, 'was'.

Quote:
Having said this, I should also note that my post was a tongue-in-cheek pose of indignation.


Duly noted and acknowledged for its accuracy.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jun, 2009 02:06 pm
@MontereyJack,
Quote:
"trivia" is apparently sort of pseudo-Latin. Wouldn't a "piece of trivia" be a "trivium"?

It's the point where three roads meet.
Seriously.
JTT
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jun, 2009 02:11 pm
@George,
Quote:
It's the point where three roads meet.


That hardly seems trivial to me. Who would want to drive all the way to Rome when you wanted to get to Baltimori?
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McTag
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jun, 2009 11:51 pm

What about a Tribeca?
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jun, 2009 12:17 am
or trifecta?
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jun, 2009 12:17 am
or trifecta?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jun, 2009 05:09 am
@roger,
Yeah, but he said 30 below . . . look, i'm quibbling here about an insignificant difference in a conversation which left the rails a long time ago. I think i have as much right as anyone else to pick through the parts of this train wreck which will amuse me most . . .
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