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Embrace the power of "and"

can be translated into Latin as
amplectere potestem "et"

Put it in your interests list!

and if anyone knows the dative genitive case of "et", let me know

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the_maenad
Mar. 23rd, 2003 02:51 pm (UTC)
'Et' is a conjunction and doesn't have cases. (And it would surely be the genitive you were after if it did...)
firecat
Mar. 23rd, 2003 02:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but if it did, that would make it easier to translate "of 'and'" properly.

Oops, you're right about the genitive. Correction issued.
the_maenad
Mar. 23rd, 2003 03:06 pm (UTC)
I think you'd have to use "the word 'and'" (=verbi 'et').
mhw
Mar. 24th, 2003 05:12 pm (UTC)
And it's an imperative, not an infinitive, so I'd suggest

Amplecte potestem verbi 'et'.
firecat
Mar. 24th, 2003 08:22 pm (UTC)
Hm, when I was researching this, I thought I found that one of the imperative forms of "amplector" was "amplectere."
catzen
Mar. 24th, 2003 10:22 pm (UTC)
My Latin (such as it was ever was) is rusty, however...

::gets out his old Latin-German/German-Latin dictionary and flips to the page::

Amplector is one of the so-called deponentia, so "amplectere" is, I believe, the correct imperative form (3rd declination).

As to whether one could use "et" as a substantive when talking about it, the word, I'm not sure. I don't recall whether such things occurred in any of my (admittedly few) readings in Latin. It does happen colloquially in at least a few modern languages, though. (English and German I can personally vouch for, if memory serves. Although, when I consider my own usage, I think I tend to prefer to stick the German for "the word" in there somewhere. :-) )
submarine_bells
Mar. 23rd, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC)
*giggle* Have done!
dafydd
Mar. 24th, 2003 04:10 pm (UTC)
I it in my interests list the "amplectere potestem verbi 'et'" format. Does Latin distinguish between a word and a concept? If so "Embrace the power of the concept 'and'" might be better than "Embrace the power of the word 'and.'"
nex0s
Jul. 21st, 2003 04:50 pm (UTC)
have they (the Great and Powerful They) picked a design for the APC10 t-shirt yet?

that would be awsome. also, a bumper sticker. make my car happy!

what's "communicate, communicate, communicate" in latin.

n.
noting that it's really all greek to her.
firecat
Jul. 23rd, 2003 10:10 pm (UTC)
Well, if They have already picked a design for the T-shirt (I don't know), a person could always open up a Cafe Press shop featuring the slogan.

I'd buy something with that slogan on it.
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