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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Dec 16, 2006 at 12:03

Phonetics ,

I happen also to belong to Grex Latine Loquentium ( http://www.man.torun.pl/archives/grex.html ) where I used to contribute quite copiously once upon a time. Your faulty and indecent Latin begs for the comment "Sus Minervam docet".

>For the "supercalifragilistic" style argument of solipsism:

> SALVE IANAE, AEGRII DIABOLII FACIUS ET TUM PODEX CARMEN EXTULIT HORRIDULUM...

Not "Ianae" , Moslem phonetics, but "Iane" (the second declension "-us" "-i" , vocative case ending "-e"!)

I am not "Ianaus" , but "Ianus".

Not "aegrii" , sed "aegri" , Moslem phonetics! The second declension has also nouns and adjectives with endings "er-" "-ri" ("ager", "agri" ; "armifer" , "armiferi"") . The basic form here is : "aeger" , "aegri"

Not "Diabolii" , sed "diaboli". Again the second declension genitive case ending -i (vide supra aut infra ). The word in question is "diabolus" , not "diabolius" , phonetics.

As to "facius" it is hard to understand what you mean. In any case such a word isn't known to the Latin language . You don't belive?

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/resolveform?lookup=facius&type=begin&lang=la&searchText=&options=Sort Results Alphabetically&.submit=Submit Query&formentry=1&lang=la

"Nothing found for "facius" ' in one of the best Latin language dictionaries at the Perseus Project ...

So I surmise it could sound perhaps "factus" referring to "podex" being of masculine gender or "facilius", "facimus", "facis", "facies" , "fatum" , "fictus" ? Or rather "faex"- "faecis", which for the time being I accept as the most probable. Thanks for the diminutive form "-ulum" which sounds quite infantile. As to the sense of the sentence it is hard to reconstruct its first part in view of the distorted vocabulary . But I reasonably venture this :

"Hey, Ianus! Scum of a sick devil , your a... burst into a terrible song! ".

Or "Hey, Ianus ! Your a.. possessed by the sick devil burst into a terrible song."

this "a..." stands for the Latin "podex" , of course.

>hmmm, perhaps I am too sophisticated for you to understand...

Come on ! A sophisticated Moslem? Contradictio in adiectivo... You're just vulgar (as your fine message to me proves) and unlettered or in your holy tongue "ummi" as your prophet (fiat stercus merdaque nomen eius!)

>IANus, oops, i mean IANAE...

The second declension singular is as follows, Moslem phonetics :

Nominativus - Ianus ; Genetivus - Iani ;Dativus - Iano; Accusativus - Ianum ; Ablativus - Iano

VOCATIVUS - IANE

I'll spare your the pains of learning the second declension in plural , ummi!

I see that with your Latin it is exactly as with your Islam. "Ignorance is strength" . It sounds so Islamic, doesn't it ?

Submitting....

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