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Re: Updated and abbreviated list, errors amended
Posted By: FŽanor <feanor@milfordcable.net>Date: 2/24/08 10:28 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Updated and abbreviated list, errors amended (Stephen L. (SoundEffect))


: But does "Sententia" not also translate to 'sentient' or
: self-awareness? I would think the Gravemind would translate to 'Sentient
: Dead' much more meaningfully.

No, because it doesn't translate as 'Sentient' -- the words look misleadingly similar, but Latin for 'Sentient' is 'Sensilis'. 'Sententia' has, broadly, two meanings: 1) As a noun, it means 'way of thinking', or 'opinion' (think English 'sentiment') -- most commonly used in formal political contexts in ancient Rome. 2) As a verb (rarely used), it means 'to pronounce sentence on', 'condemn' (think English 'sentence'). The verb form is the only one that makes sense to me here. At first I thought maybe they went for an English wording that made sense (The dead way of thinking), and just bungled the Latin; but that was before I found out that there was a verb form with a different meaning. It's an open question, in any case.

I agree that 'Sentient dead' or similar would be very appropriate -- but the closest possible Latin wording that would produce that is 'Inferi Sensiles'.


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Bestiarum Latin names translatedFŽanor 2/24/08 4:18 a.m.
     Cool.BlueNinja 2/24/08 4:56 a.m.
           Re: Cool.FŽanor 2/24/08 5:18 a.m.
                 Re: Cool.SinisterSamurai 2/24/08 3:54 p.m.
     CorrectionsFŽanor 2/24/08 5:40 a.m.
     Bookmarkedscarab 2/24/08 5:42 a.m.
           Re: BookmarkedFŽanor 2/24/08 5:52 a.m.
                 Sealsj41m3z 2/24/08 11:29 a.m.
                 Re: BookmarkedSiber 2/24/08 2:30 p.m.
                       Re: BookmarkedFŽanor 2/24/08 5:56 p.m.
     Another Possible CorrectionFŽanor 2/24/08 6:08 a.m.
           Wait Engineers were 'made'? *NM*spu7n1k 2/24/08 6:29 a.m.
                 Yeah.BlueNinja 2/24/08 6:33 a.m.
                       Re: Yeah.ActiveCamoElite 2/24/08 8:14 a.m.
                             Re: Yeah.BlueNinja 2/24/08 8:47 a.m.
                 Re: Wait Engineers were 'made'?Stephen L. (SoundEffect) 2/24/08 11:24 a.m.
           I am a monument to all your sins.scarab 2/24/08 10:19 a.m.
                 Re: I am a monument to all your sins.FŽanor 2/24/08 10:35 a.m.
                       Re: I am a monument to all your sins.scarab 2/24/08 11:37 a.m.
                             Re: I am a monument to all your sins.elpolloguapo 2/24/08 11:41 a.m.
                                   Re: I am a monument to all your sins.scarab 2/24/08 12:36 p.m.
           Re: Another Possible CorrectionFŽanor 2/24/08 6:24 p.m.
     Re: Bestiarum Latin names translatedelpolloguapo 2/24/08 9:19 a.m.
           Yeh its not following the Linnean System *NM*scarab 2/24/08 10:22 a.m.
     Updated and abbreviated list, errors amendedFŽanor 2/24/08 6:49 p.m.
           Re: Updated and abbreviated list, errors amendedStephen L. (SoundEffect) 2/24/08 9:11 p.m.
                 Re: Updated and abbreviated list, errors amendedFŽanor 2/24/08 10:28 p.m.
     Re: Bestiarum Latin names translatedSchedonnardus 2/25/08 8:52 a.m.
           Re: Bestiarum Latin names translatedFŽanor 2/25/08 9:24 p.m.
                 Re: Bestiarum Latin names translatedSep7imus [subnova] 2/25/08 10:34 p.m.
                       Re: Bestiarum Latin names translatedFŽanor 2/27/08 11:36 a.m.
                 Re: Bestiarum Latin names translatedLouis Wu 2/26/08 7:45 a.m.
                       Re: Bestiarum Latin names translatedyakaman 2/26/08 12:27 p.m.
                             Hostes aliengeni me abduxerent. Qui annus est? *NM*Anton P. Nym (aka Steve) 2/26/08 12:44 p.m.
                                   Re: Hostes aliengeni me abduxerent. Qui annus est?FŽanor 2/27/08 11:37 a.m.
                       Re: Bestiarum Latin names translatedFŽanor 2/27/08 11:36 a.m.
           Re: Bestiarum Latin names translatedxMixMasterx 2/26/08 9:54 a.m.
     Re: Bestiarum Latin names translatedvlad3163 2/25/08 11:27 a.m.
     Re: Bestiarum Latin names translatedgortex: devouerer of nooblets 2/26/08 7:38 p.m.
           Re: Bestiarum Latin names translatedelpolloguapo 2/26/08 10:00 p.m.



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