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    Mrs. DataJunkie Luddite's Avatar
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    Latin nerds: is my signature correct?

    I am attempting to say "I don't understand Latin; I am angry" in my signature. I know I have "non inteligo Latino" more or less correct, but in this context should I say irata SUM? or is it some other latin word for "to be?"

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    I think it's spelled intellego, and I believe Latin is a first-declension noun. As the object of the sentence, it takes the accusative case. Regarding sum, that's right. However, and I forget the term for this, in cases using the personal pronoun verb to link the object and subject, the object (angry, a 2nd declension noun) takes the subject's (I) case, which is nominative. So my best guess is:

    Latinam non intellego; Iratus sum.

    But I wasn't the most motivated Latin student, so I'm not 100% sure. Lest you think I'm being humble, I had to look up the words and declensions. Ironically, none of the dozen or so online dictionaries I tried had a Latin translation for the word "Latin." I know it came up a couple times in lessons, but that was 10 years ago.
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    EGO operor non agnosco Latin ; EGO sum iratus
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    Initially, it read about midway between Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
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    Irata, not iratus. For Luddite anyways.
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    I have a fwiend in Wome I can email about this. His name is Biggus Dickus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boudicca View Post
    Irata, not iratus. For Luddite anyways.
    Yeah I asked my instructor, I know for me it is irata. Incidentally, it's 1st century Latin we're studying (or something) dunno if that changes anything.

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