This blog post is my translation attempt on the second chapter of LLPSI FR. If you wish to learn Latin, all you have to do is just follow me from chapter 1. The Latin text is designed such that you can learn Latin just by reading the text itself without any external aid. Such is the power of context. For my translation attempt on the capitulum primum, please check out an earlier post: 02(07).
Julius is a Roman man. Aemilia is a Roman woman. Marcus is a Roman boy. Quintus is also a Roman boy. Julia is a Roman girl.
Marcus and Quintus are not men, but are boys. The men are Julius, Medus, and Davus. Aemilia, Delia, and Syra are women. Is Julia a woman? Julia is not a woman, but a little girl.
Julius, Aemilia, Marcus, Quintus, Julia, Syra, Davus, Delia, and Medus are a Roman family. Julius is the father. Aemilia is the mother. Julius is the father of Marcus and Quintus. Julius is also the father of Julia. Aemilia is the mother of Marcus, Quintus, and Julia. Marcus is the son of Julius. Marcus is the son of Aemilia. Quintus is also the son of Julius and Aemilia. Julia is the daughter of Julius and Aemilia.
Who is Marcus? Marcus is a Roman boy. Who is the father of Marcus? Julius is the father of Marcus. Who is the mother
of Marcus? The mother of Marcus is Aemilia. Who is Julia? Julia is a Roman girl. Who is the mother of Julia? Aemilia is the mother of Julia. The father of Julia is Julius. Julia is the daughter of Julius. Who are the sons of Julius? The sons of Julius are Marcus and Quintus. The three children are Marcus, Quintus, and Julia. The children are sons and daughters. Marcus, Quintus, and Julia are children of Julius and Aemilia. In the family of Julius are three children: two sons and one daughter.
Is Medus a son of Julius? Medus is not a son of Julius; Medus is a servant of Julius. Julius is the master of Medus. Julius is the master of the servant. Davus is also a servant. The two servants are Medus and Davus. Julius is the master of Medus and Davus. Julius is the master of the servants and the father of the children.
Is Delia the daughter of Aemilia? Delia is not the daughter of Aemilia; Delia is a maid of Aemilia. Aemilia is the lady-boss of the maid. Syra is also a maid. The two maids are Delia and Syra. Aemilia is the lady-boss of the maids.
Whose servant is Davus? Davus is the servant of Julius. Whose maid is Syra? Syra is the maid of Aemilia.
How many children are in the family? There are three children in the family of Julius. How many sons and daughters are there? There are two sons and one daughter. How many servants are there in the family? There are a hundred servants in the family. In the family of Julius, there are many servants, and few children. Julius is the master of many servants.
‘2’ and ‘3’ are numbers. ‘100’ is also a number. The number of servants is 100. The number of children
is 3. 100 is a large number. 3 is a small number. The number of servants is large. The number of children is small. In the family of Julius, there is a large number of servants, [but] a small number of servants.
Medus is a Greek servant. Delia is a Greek maid. In Julius’ family, there are many Greek servants and Greek maids. Is Aemilia a Greek woman? Aemilia is not a Greek woman, but [a] Roman [woman]. Julius is not a Greek, but a Roman [man].
Sparta is a Greek town. There are three towns: Sparta, Delphi, and Tusculum. Of these, there are two Greek towns and one Roman town. In Greece and in Italy, there is a large number of towns. There is a large number of rivers in Gall. The rivers of Gall are large. Are the rivers of Africa large? In Africa, there is one large river: the Nile; the other rivers of Africa are small. Are there large Greek islands? The two islands, Creta and Euboea, are large; the other Greek islands are small.
Who is Cornelius? Cornelius is a Roman master. The two Roman masters are Julius and Cornelius. Medus is not a servant of Cornelius. Medus is a servant of Julius.
Cornelius: “Whose servant is Medus?”
Julius: “Medus is my servant.”
Cornelius: “Is Davus your servant?”
Julius: “Davus is also my servant. My servants are Medus, Davus, and many more…”
Cornelius: “Is Delia your maid?”
Julius: “Delia is my maid, and Syra is also my maid. My maids are Delia, Syra, and many others. My family is large.”
Cornelius: “How many servants are there in your family?”
Julius: “There are 100 servants in my family.”
Julius: “The number of my servants if 100.”
Cornelius: “A 100 servants! The number of your servant is large!”
Your Latin book
Here are two Latin books: an old book and a new book. Lingua Latina is your first Latin book. The title of your book is ‘Lingua Latina’. Your book is not old, but is new. In Lingua Latina, there are many pages and many chapters: the first, second, third chapters, and more. ‘Imperium Romanum’ is the title of the first chapter. The title of the second chapter is ‘Familia Romana’. In the second chapter, there are six pages. On the first page of the second chapter, there are many new words: vir, femina, puer, puella, familia, and more. The number of Latin words is large!
27 June 2020
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