Quid sum? (What am I?) Latin writing game

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
Tibei si caput deest, ted oportet Nicen Samothracias esse (tale solum mi occurrens).
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
It really is a marvelously beautiful thing. The navel visible through the cloth, the strophion, & her being βαθύκολπος. If it is at all erotic, it is in the least mundane way.

Ora duodecim habemus, ter quibus in totidem adsunt
lumina saltem quae nulla uidere solent.
Cognati fuimus Fortunae omnipotenti:
quod sortem attingit cernimus id omne hominum.

Tute nobeis dice quid siemus, sapiens coniector.
 
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Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
Oh what in fuck... the o in duodecim is short?! Whatever man, stet. I know better than those jackasses.
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
Incidentally, ora = 'facies', sed non 'rostrum'.
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
Oh what in fuck... the o in duodecim is short?! Whatever man, stet. I know better than those jackasses.
Yes ... (the o in duo is short, too). That's why you never read duodecim in dactylic poetry, but things like bis sex or ter quater.
There are other flaws with the metre as well, but don't worry :)

I have no real clue what you are, though.
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
Man, Classical Latin meter is a real disaster. No augments, few workable particles, & every useful form is this unga-bunga long-long-long syllable (unless some special rule applies, like 'iambic shortening', which is to begin with the Romans realizing 'hey, how come our inelegant language can't have nifty little words like that? I know what we'll do! Now it's modŏ, teehee. Don't tell nobody.') that gobbles up the line.
Bitmap dixit:
There are other flaws with the metre as well
Do tell, my good man.
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
Little as I like this malarkey, I'd like to improve.
 

Agrippa

Well-Known Member
Omittamus, o doctissimi socii, quaestiones metricas! Redeamus ad rem!
Arcanis verbis tuis, o Rustice, lectis primo aspectu de Graeis, Horis, Parcis cogitavi, sed quo diligentius cogito, eo minus puto me recte cogitare...
:hiding:
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
This has a hiat. The id is short.
I thought as much. Many thanks.
Arcanis verbis tuis, o Rustice, lectis primo aspectu de Graeis, Horis, Parcis cogitavi, sed quo diligentius cogito, eo minus puto me recte cogitare...
:hiding:
Ideo ualde laetor, quod aenigma meum istas mentes uostrum magnificas obstat. Sed moneminei: responsum in posto meo inueni potestur.
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
The Lizard King dixit:
omne hominum
That's gotta be a no-no. That would sound idiotic. :crazy:
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
Haha, no.
The exact answer is within this block of text:
Ora duodecim habemus, ter quibus in totidem adsunt
lumina saltem quae nulla uidere solent.
Cognati fuimus Fortunae omnipotenti:
quod sortem attingit cernimus id omne hominum.

Tute nobeis dice quid siemus, sapiens coniector.
The exact answer.
 

Agrippa

Well-Known Member
Verbis tuis denuo diligentissime perpensis, o vir tenebrose, fieri non potest quin scribam:

Orbem signiferum, cui Zωδιακὸν breve nomen,
Ante oculos posuit mens tibi, amice, sagax.

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Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
Eccum virum ingeniosum! Attamen, heu me miserum! recte non commentu's, frater.
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
Littera pro littera, uerbum quod quaerimus extat in hac pagina. Sedet sub poemate.
 
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