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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 a 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!