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From: AfPhantom
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: [I] Pratchettus Senex (was Re: Catapultam habeo...)
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 17:26:18 -0000

Tim Northover wrote in message <80hnqi$nqa$1@news4.svr.pol.co.uk>...

[Latatian schnipped]

>and even:
>
>iste catapultus parvus est, homunculusque es. moriendum est tibi.
>
>nunc melior sum, modo linguam latinam dicere volui

*grin*

Sorry, but this *had* to be done.

Many of you will doubtless notice that this is Latatian rather than Latin, but t'was the best I could do without benefit of a classical education (or even a GCSE in Latin... the mind boggles, but I would have *loved* to do it, had the option been available!)

And there aren't enough one-syllable words in Latin^W^Latatian if you ask me!

Old Man Pratchett...

Pratchettus Senex habeat Discis
E-I-E-I-O
Et in hoc discis habeat nani
E-I-E-I-O
Cum "Aurum" hic
Et cum "Aurum" ibi
Hic "Aurum"
Ibi "Aurum"
Ubique a "Aurum, aurum, aurum, aurum"
Pratchettus Senex habeat Discis
E-I-E-I-O

Pratchettus Senex habeat Discis
E-I-E-I-O
Et in hoc discis habeat saxa
E-I-E-I-O
Cum "Ooaagraha" hic
Et cum "Ooaagraha" ibi
Hic "Ooaagraha"
Ibi "Ooaagraha"
Ubique a "Aaoograha hoa" [1]
Pratchettus Senex habeat Discis
E-I-E-I-O

Pratchettus Senex habeat Discis
E-I-E-I-O
Et in hoc discis habeat draco
E-I-E-I-O
Cum ignis "hic" [2]
Et cum ignis ibi
"Hic" ignis
Ibi ignis
Ubique a ignis
Pratchettus Senex habeat Discis
E-I-E-I-O

Prattchettus Senex habeat Discis
E-I-E-I-O
Et in hoc discis habeat _diabolicus chronodictus_[3]
E-I-E-I-O
Cum "tick-tock" hic
Et cum "tick-tock" ibi
Hic "tick"
Ibi "tock"
Ubique a "bingely-beep"
Pratchettus Senex habeat Discis
E-I-E-I-O

Pratchettus Senex habeat Discis
E-I-E-I-O
Et in hoc discis habeat Rincewind
E-I-E-I-O
Cum "stercum" hic
Et cum "stercum" ibi
Hic "stercum"
Ibi "stercum"
Ubique a "uxor tuus hippopotamus magnus est!!!" [4]
Pratchettus Senex habeat Discis
E-I-E-I-O

Pratchettus Senex habeat Discis
E-I-E-I-O
Et *infra* hoc discis habeat testudo
E-I-E-I-O
Cum ?? hic
Et cum ?? ibi
Hic ?
Ibi ?
Ubique a ?? [5]

I wonder if I'll ever get enough volunteers (drunk enough) to try and sing this...

*hugs* to all

AfPhantom

Pnafppng

[1] Go on, ten AfPpoints!

[2] On account of it being a pune, or play on words ;-)

[3] I thought it was about time they had a species name

[4] This can, of course, be prounounced in a much shorter fashion in Morporkian. I'm thinking of putting it on a T-shirt... or possibly "Celeriter! Plus oleum fervens!"

[5] He sang, effortlessly pronouncing a row of question marks


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