Sona si Latine loqueris---Honk if you speak Latin.

Posted by Bruce Kahl on August 26, 2001

In Reply to: Bruce Kahl: posted by joel on August 25, 2001

: Somewhere, I came across the Latin for "Life is nurturing a garden" ('to live is to nurture a garden'). However, I've lost track of the Latin phrasing. Do you know it?

>>>you seem pretty good with Latin<<<
Thank You!
Docendo discimus.
We learn by teaching.

Spiritus coland hortum est.
"Life is nurturing a garden."
"Coland" is a gerund or a verbal noun. The root of that gerund is the verb "colo" meaning to "cultivate" or "cherish" from which we get the English word "colonist" in the sense of a colonist as ade cultivator of sorts.

Vivare colare hortum est.
"To live is to nurture a garden"

After packing the car and getting ready to drop off my decked out in black from head to toe and also with black pillow cases and sheets art school daughter back at her dorm I was told the following almost word for word:

Braccae illae virides cum subucula rosea et tunica Caledonia-quam elenganter concinnatur!
Those green pants go so well with that pink shirt and the plaid jacket!