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06 May 2008 @ 11:07 am
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I started exercising about ten days ago. Ted has lost three pounds. *squinchy face* He said to me, “Keep up whatever you’re doing!” :) *laughs* *Men*. :)

Uh. Research questions: what’s the Italian for sorrow? Is “prime” the Latin plural of “primus”, and is it too mortally offensive to essentially Anglicize that and turn it into “primes” for a multitude of firsts, because I suspect most readers are probably unlikely to actually go from “Primus” as a singular to “Prime” as a plural? Uhm. I probably have other questions too, but those two are the ones that’ve leapt to mind just now. eta: Also: what would be the French for "the river Seine speech", or "the speech given on the river Seine"?

I have been meaning for *weeks* to mention, with delight, that the P-Con Match It For Pratchett donation box brought in $220. I wanted to say thank you to everybody who dropped a couple euro into the pot. You guys are awesome.

Back on my head.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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Jessica Arielliret on May 6th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
Ordinals decline like second declension adjectives, so you would pluralize primus as primi (or primae or primum, for female or neuter.)
kitmizkit on May 6th, 2008 11:43 am (UTC)
Would a group of males be primi or primum?
dancinghorsedancinghorse on May 6th, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
Primum is neuter singular. Neuter plural is prima.

You want primi.

Signed, The Latin PhD on your flist
kitmizkit on May 6th, 2008 12:23 pm (UTC)
Oooh, thank you, Latin PhD! *beams* That's perfect. I think readers will grok primi as a plural. (Oddly, that's what I first had, and then I started trying to actually figure out what it was and got all confused and had to ask LJ-who-knows-all. :))
T.M. Thomastmthomas on May 6th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
And yet, we all understand "grok" instantly.
dancinghorse: schnozzdancinghorse on May 6th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
All Knowledge Is Contained In LJ. 8)

Glad to help.