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Postby Jarmara » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:48 pm

Pretty much, I've never learned real Latin and Terry does tend to use his own brand of Disc-latin but -ian at the end of word indicates 'belonging to' therefore Politician means 'man belonging to the City' which does seem to sum up Vetinari's relationship with Ankh-Morpork.
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:50 pm

i think politician means man of the citybut im not 100% sure
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Postby Jarmara » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:52 pm

Policeman means man of the City Chris, Carrot told you that! :D
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:55 pm

thought id heard it somewhere :oops:
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:27 pm

I think a real Latin scholar would throw up his hands in dismay at some of Terry's 'dog' Latin. But with a little bit of work the meaning can come across I think. A bit like Nanny Ogg's 'foreign'. :wink:
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Postby TheMole » Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:54 pm

I had studied Latin at the college.

Politia means constitution or state system

Politicus is an adjective - connected with constitution

Any further questions on Latin words? don´t be shy :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:09 pm

In Monstrous Regiment Lt. Blouse has a horse named Thalacephalos. It's (I'm pretty sure) a parody of Alexander the Great's horse, Bucephalus (which I think means 'bull-headed').

Now as far as I can work out, that means something like 'empty-headed' - would that be right? :?
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:48 pm

i do like CARPE JUGULUM be a nice tatto underneath a picture of a vampire
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Postby TheMole » Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:18 am

:? Tonyblack - I don´t know much about this one, it´s meant to be pun on Ancient Greek... the best I managed to find is on http://www.discworldmonthly.co.uk/dwm0093.php
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Postby Jason » Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:33 am

Thought I'd read that somewhere. Didn't realised it was in one of my back issues. LOL
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:28 am

TheMole wrote::? Tonyblack - I don´t know much about this one, it´s meant to be pun on Ancient Greek... the best I managed to find is on http://www.discworldmonthly.co.uk/dwm0093.php


:oops: I had a feeling I'd read it somewhere as well - and of course it's Greek rather than Latin. :oops:

Thanks Mole! :)
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Postby Casaninbetween » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:23 pm

Pita wrote:Although I always felt like I missed an integral reference with Carrot. Is he just a play on the usual Mat Cauthon type character, or is there more?


I always got the feeling that Carrot was simply the stereotypical fairytale king.

About that. It's said, in one of the books, that "a king never asks a question". Carrot is also said, somewhere else, to never ask a question. What is that all about?

And why doesn't Carrot let his beard grow? Being a dwarf and all.
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:28 pm

Maybe kings won't admit they don't know everything. And when we first met Carrot, he was only a young lad so he probably couldn't manage a real beard.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:39 pm

Regarding beards. Some people simply cannot grow them. I need to shave every day, yet one of my elder brothers hardly ever shaves because there's simply nothing there to shave.
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:16 pm

nothing wrong with facial hair i look like detritus with a goatee :lol:
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