"From the darkness, sleeping light." Formerly luminus dormiens. Lux pacis, light of peace.

Quote: "Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." --Bill Watterson, cartoonist, Calvin and Hobbes


25 If they be two, they are two so
26 As stiff twin compasses are two;
27 Thy soul, the fix'd foot, makes no show
28 To move, but doth, if the' other do.

29 And though it in the centre sit,
30 Yet when the other far doth roam,
31 It leans, and hearkens after it,
32 And grows erect, as that comes home.

33 Such wilt thou be to me, who must
34 Like th' other foot, obliquely run;
35 Thy firmness makes my circle just,
36 And makes me end, where I begun.
---John Donne "Valediction: A Forbidden Mourning"


Hey! I'm teaching myself Latin with the book, Teach Yourself Beginner's Latin. Of course, it's just beginner's latin, but I wouldn't know what Latin really is. I really hope it didn't cut away any part that might help me learn Latin better. It's really inconsistent, however logical. The language is. The ending -ae for feminine nouns apparently mean both plural and the genitive case. In case you don't know, genitive means "of [something]." So we have silva, which means "the wood." To say silvae means to say either "the woods" or "of the wood." I guess you'd have to figure out from the context of the sentence the meaning of silvae.

If I succeed in learning Latin, I'm going to compose a poem!!! Wish me luck.


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