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Re: Salvete new citizens!

Postby Lucius Vitellius Triarius » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:28 am

Salve Cato,

First, great to have you here and welcome to modern Romanitas! If you have any questions concerning the religio, there are many excellent and experienced people here who can answer your questions. All you have to do is ask.


Quick Basic Guide to Latin Greetings:


Starting Your Email

Salve THEIR COGNOMEN! or Ave THEIR COGNOMEN! (Opening greetings "Hello" from you to a person)

Salvete! or Salvete omnes! or Avete! or Avete omnes! (Opening greetings "Hello" to more than one person - "omnes" is everyone)

YOUR FULL NAME S.P.D. ("Salutem plurimam dicit", means "sends many greetings")


Ending Your Email

Vale, ("Be Well" closing to one person)
Cato

Valete, ("Be Well" closing to more than one person)
Cato

Bene vale or Bene valete, ("Be Very Well")
Cato

Optime vale or Optime valete, ("Be Most Well")
Cato


We will soon have a Latin guide for new members. If any of the Latinists wish to prepare and post one that would be absolutely outstanding! (Hint, Hint :D )
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Re: Salvete new citizens!

Postby Gaius Tullius Valerianus » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:01 am

Lucius Vitellius Triarius wrote:It is very good to have you here...and your chickens, LOL! (He is an experienced Augur for those who do not know!). He is also a master at teaching the Roman Virtues as well.


Gratias tibi ago, Triari! It is good to see you here, as well!

Vale!
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Re: Salvete new citizens!

Postby Lucius Vitellius Triarius » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:41 am

Publius Iunius Brutus wrote:Please join me in welcoming the new citizens of VIII Id. Mart. MMDCCLXIX a.u.c.!

Marcus Livius Horatius
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Appia Gratidia Avita
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Marca Marcia Aquilina

Please tell us about yourselves!


Salvete omnes!

Come one guys, don't be shy! Tell us a little about yourselves! What are your interests? What would you like to see here that we don't have yet?

Valete,
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Re: Salvete new citizens!

Postby Gaius Curtius Philo » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:39 pm

One traditional way to greet someone through letter is [Nomen/Cognomen of sender] + [Nomen/ Cognomen of recipient in dative case] sal. (Salutem dicit). That means Person 1 says salutatoon to Person 2.
Ex:
Victor P. Bruto sal.
C. Victor L. Triario sal.
Victor Romilio sal.
Romilius Triario sal.
C. Atius Victor P. Iunio Bruto sal.
You can find the dative case of names in wikitionary. When using this salutation you do not sign your name bellow the Vale (because you already did so in the beginning of the letter)

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Re: Salvete new citizens!

Postby Marca Marcia » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:22 pm

Hello. My name is Marca Marcia and I am from Sarmatia. That is all what I know in English.
П.С. Тут вообще говорят по-русски? Мой английский закончился(((
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Re: Salvete new citizens!

Postby Faustus Romilius Cato » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:24 pm

Salve, Triarius,

Thank you for helping me (and others) with the proper Latin greetings!

Vale,

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Re: Salvete new citizens!

Postby Faustus Romilius Cato » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:26 pm

Salve, Victor,

I thank you as well! I almost forgot. I do apologize!

Vale,

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Re: Salvete new citizens!

Postby Gaius Curtius Philo » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:39 pm

Faustus Romilius Cato wrote:Salve, Victor,

I thank you as well! I almost forgot. I do apologize!

Vale,

Cato


No worries Romili! Glad to be of help ^^

Some other useful latin:

When talking directly to someone, you put his name on the vocative case (similar to how in english one can say "O Cato!" the O being an archaic english vocative case). For names ending in -us, the vocative is -e. So Brutus becomes "Brute" when you are directly talking to Brutus. -ius loses the -us, so when talking to Atius (me) you'd say Ati. Same thing with Romilius (Romili), Triarius (Triari) etc. Other endings tend to be the same both in nominative and vocative form (so Victor is just Victor, Cato is just Cato, Gaia is just Gaia, etc etc)

When something is pluralized there are some rules too. If a word ends with -o it tends to be pluralized as -ones. So if I wanted to talk about your family I could call you the Catones. In the same fashion, if you wanted to talk about the "Iunos" that exist you could call them the Iunones. When pluralizing words ending in -us or -ius they become -i or -ii in most instances (there are exceptions like Tribus that is the same in plural and singular) Ex: The Triarii, the Bruti. Words ending in -a generally pluralize as -ae (pronounced like "eye" in english). So many Camenas are called Camenae. Endings in -um are mostly pluralized as -a. So the different "Sacrums" or 'sacred traditions" of your household are called your Sacra Privata (plural of Sacrum Privatum).

Just to make use of the moment to explain some latin ^^
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Re: Salvete new citizens!

Postby Faustus Romilius Cato » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:50 pm

Salve Ati!

Thank you! This is all very helpful!

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Re: Salvete new citizens!

Postby Marcus Livius Horatius » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:03 pm

Horatius Quiritibus sal.

My name is Marcus Livius Horatius. I have followed the Roman Republic for a few months. Only recently I became a citizen. I have had an interest in all things Roman for many years. But I never joined an organization related to ancient Rome. The more I learn about the Roman Republic, the more I realize that this place is different. My heart tells me that this is the beginning of something special. I am thrilled to join you in establishing a flourishing Roman nation! I hope my contributions help, in some small way, towards the success of this group.

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