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The Beatles in Latin
« on: May 28, 2014, 08:59:28 PM »

Well, there is Wikipedia in Latin language - and it has an article about the band from Liverpool:

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The Beatles fuit grex musicus Anglicus, qui carmina pop-rock composuit et cecinit, Liverpolii anno 1962 conditus, annoque 1970 iam dissolutus. Principales gregis sodales fuerunt Ioannes Lennon,
Paulus McCartney, Georgius Harrison, et Ringo Starr. The Beatles fuit insignis per curriculum suum. Etiamnunc eorum musica populo gratissima est, etsi duo sodales mortui sunt. In Britannia, plusquam quadraginta singula carmina, et LP et EP, in maximis locis famae adposuerunt. Potentia sua, carmina componentes, in tredecim discis ostenditur, quos ei septem annos tantum venundederunt, nimis igitur
ingenii et numerorum?
http://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatles

I've never learned that language, but I can understand some things: The Beatles were English rock-band, they wrote & performed their own songs, formed in Liverpool (1962.) and disbanded in 1970.
The band was very popular etc.

Their names in Latin would be:
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    Ioannes Lennon (natus 9 Octobris 1940, occisus Novi Eboraci 8 Decembris 1980)
    Paulus McCartney (natus Liverpoli 18 Iunii 1942)
    Georgius Harrison (natus Liverpoli 25 Februarii 1943, mortuus Angelopoli 29 Novembris 2001)
    Ricardus Starkey vel potius Ringo Starr (natus Liverpoli 7 Iulii 1940)

(Novi Eboraci means New York. Angelopoli is Los Angeles.)

Albums: 8)
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    1963 - Please Please Me ("Si placet, mihi place")
    1963 - With The Beatles ("Cum Beatles")
    1964 - A Hard Days Night ("Nox diei duri")
    1964 - Beatles for Sale ("Beatles venum datus" )
    1965 - Help! ("Adiuva!")
    1965 - Rubber Soul ("Anima cummea")
    1966 - Revolver ("Rotator")
    1967 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ("Grex sodalicius cordum solitariorum principalis Piperis")
    1967 - Magical Mystery Tour ("Iter mysticum magicum")
    1968 - The Beatles (vulgo: The White Album atque adeo "Album Album")
    1969 - Yellow Submarine ("Navis submarina crocea")
    1969 - Abbey Road ("Via Abbatiae")
    1970 - Let It Be ("Fiat")

A little note about their 1968 album. In Latin, 'White Album' becomes - 'Album Album'. It is not a joke or mistake. See the etymology:
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Latin album: "white color, whiteness," neuter of albus, "white"
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=album&searchmode=none

So, album=white.

Most famous songs:
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Carmina celeberrima

    1964 - Can't Buy Me Love ("Amorem Non Posse Me Emere")
    1964 - A Hard Day's Night ("Nox Diei Durae")
    1965 - Help! ("Adiuva!")
    1965 - Yesterday (Pauli McCartney solus) ("Heri")
    1965 - Girl ("Femina")
    1966 - Taxman ("Vir Taxationis")
    1967 - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds ("Lucia In Caelo Cum Adamantibus")
    1967 - I Am the Walrus ("Ego Sum Odobenus")
    1967 - A Day in the Life ("Dies In Vita")
    1969 - Come Together ("Coveni")
    1969 - Oh Darling ("O Ocelle")
    1969 - Something ("Aliquid")
    1970 - Let It Be ("Fiat")
    1970 - Across The Universe ("Per Universum")


(Just imagine John singing: Ego sum odobenus! Ego sum odobenus! Goo goo goo joob!) ;D

Interesting, somebody took the time & effort to translate some of the songs to Latin:
http://beatlesinlatin.com/

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Quia / Because

Quia mundus rotundus est,
Is me ad lucem ostendit.
Quia mundus rotundus est.

Quia ventus altus est,
Is meum mentem discutit.
Quia ventus altus est.

Amor vetus est,
Amor novus est,
Amor vetus est,
Amor tu est.

Quia caelum caeruleum est,
Id me flere cogit.
Quia caelum caeruleum est.
http://beatlesinlatin.com/songs/because.html


Next.

Day after day, alone on a hill...

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diem ex die, solus super colle vir subridens stulte manet immotus,
sed nemo vult eum noscere.
vident quod modo stultus
et numquam respondet.
sed stultus super colle videt solem deorsum iens
et occuli in capute videt orbem vertentem.
bene in iterne, caput in nube, vir mille vocum loquitur a magna voce.
sed nemo umquam audit eum aut strepitum eum videtur fieri
et numquam notet ut videtur.

sed stultus super colle videt solem deorsum iens
et occuli in capute videt orbem vertentem.
et nemo eum amet ut videtur.
vident quod eum vult facere.
et numquam monstrat affectus.
sed stultus super colle videt solem deorsum iens
et occuli in capute videt orbem vertentem.
http://distractingfromthenow.blogspot.com/2013/03/beatles-song-in-latin.html
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Re: The Beatles in Latin
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2014, 02:30:19 AM »

It's really a shame that they don't teach Latin in schools anymore. What little I learned in my senior year English course really helped me on the verbal part of the SATS. And it's fun trying to figure it out!
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Re: The Beatles in Latin
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 11:15:07 PM »

There is a resurgence of Latin being taught in the New York City Public School System where I learned the language in high school in the 1960s.  My school offered two years of Latin and I took the full two year course.  Prior to Latin, I took four years of French.  When I got to college, I took an additional two years of French.

Having a good foundation in French, Latin was easy for me to learn.  I considered it "Advanced English."  It certainly helped me in my subsequent study of anatomy.

Exchange students from Holland learn anatomy in Latin where US schools teach it in English...

Fossa articularis...Articular fossa
Nervus Trigeminus...Trigeminal nerve
Musculus brachialis...Brachialis muscle

Anyway, on the first day of Latin class the teacher welcomed us by saying "Salvete discipuli."  I knew Latin wouldn't be that tough to learn.

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2014, 11:16:01 PM »

Cool websites, real01!! Thanks for posting them.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 03:40:29 AM »

Demetrius And The Gladiators (The Robe 2)

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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 03:55:54 AM »




Senatus Populusque Romanus

The Senate and the People of Rome



Now you've learned a bit of Latin.
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Re: The Beatles in Latin
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2014, 08:20:10 AM »

Nox diei duri. I like that.
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Re: The Beatles in Latin
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2014, 11:00:50 PM »

Nox diei duri. I like that.

Here in Argentina they translated it as "Anochecer de un día agitado".
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