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Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Brayden Allen, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Brayden Allen

    Brayden Allen New Member

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    Hey Guys, im back. I’ve really busy in the past few weeks and haven had a chance to post a lot. But, anyways I know this is probably a bad place to ask but i’m working on kinda of a role playing project with a Roman Era Theme and I need your opinions on choosing a name for my character.

    I took my name Brayden Allen and added some typical Roman Endings to it. Here’s what I came up with

    Bradonious Allenious
    Bradonimus Allenious
    Bradonious Allenimus
    Bradonimus Allenimus

    Please tell me which one you guys like best or if you have another suggestion please feel free to comment! Thanks!
     
  2. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    One cant go past Biggus Dickus...or Hornius Erectus...
     
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  3. Mutley

    Mutley Active Member

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    No. 3 would be my choice. I remember when my Latin teacher told me my name equated to Mary Pear tree. Thought I would die of embarrassment in front of the class, but with maturity I quite like it now.
     
  4. Coder

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    "-ous" is a typically English ending, but wholly unknown in Latin.

    What about Bradenius Allenimus?
     
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    Since the Alen's were a Germanic tribe known to the Romans see:
    Alans - Wikipedia
    perhaps you could do something with that. Being completely ignorant of Latin I'm not sure what though.
     
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    One meaning of the name Brayden is = brave
    Ditto. Allen. = handsome

    In Latin = Forctis Decorus
     
  7. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Showing your age Toki...
     
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    Bibo ergo sum.
     
  9. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Don’t drink myself...I’m a smoker!
     
  10. Coder

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    The Latin for "brave" is fortis, not forctis.

    Cf the old aphorism:

    The reason why the Dodo
    Is not alive today -
    He lived suaviter in modo
    Non fortiter in re
    .
     
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    The Alans were blond-haired (according I think to the Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus who as a soldier probably encountered them) but they were not Germans. They came originally from western central Asia and the north Caucasus, and they spoke an Iranian language.
     
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    " Showing your age Toki...: CAC, are you saying you have to be , what, 2000 or so to know Latin ? If so Toki, at I am guessing 2039 +- has every right to show her age :)
    Though I had 2 years of Latin and 4 of French I cannot muddle through a sentence of either my last course being 57 years ago, .I am duly impressed with the language skills of all on this thread. Myself I am restricted to a dialect of English spoken in central Alabama and understood in few other locals. .......Well maybe Eastern Mississippi !

    But Otto, my ability to post here has resumed through no contrivance of mine so I most credit you , thank you, kind Sir. . Letters are literally morphing into other letters as I see them but my second eye is scheduled for an intervention in November . Hopefully my current spate of typographical errors will cease. . Thought that will not propel me into the linguistic ranks of those on this thread I hope I am at least comprehensible.

    Gaines

    PS, I am so delighted to be back!!!!
     
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    No Gaines...but Latin was fazed out of school in the late 60s and 70s
     
  15. Coder

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    Not phased out of my old school, despite the self-mocking doggerel:

    Latin is a language
    As old as old can be.
    It killed the ancient Romans,
    And now it's killing me.

    Nearer the point was the late Poet Laureate, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, celebrating the 19th centenary of Virgil (Publius Virgilius Maro):

    I salute thee, Mantovano,
    I that loved thee since my days began -
    Wielder of the stateliest measure
    Ever moulded by the lips of man.

    Happy memories of homework, rendering part of the ode into Latin hexameters sixtyy-plus years ago:

    Saepe lepor verbo musarum cunctus in uno
    cunctarum floret.
     
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