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Re: CHAT: Boredom is the mother of all arts.

From:Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 19, 2004, 17:12
 --- Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> skrev:
> Andreas Johansson wrote: > > > For reasons best left undisclosed, I needed to > translate the title of this mail > > into Latin; I came up with _Tedium mater artium > omnium est_. I'd appreciate if > > the latinophones on the list tore it to bits. > > > > > Andreas > > Taedium mater omnium artium est. Note the > diphthong! > -- >
Yes, but isn't it a bit odd that some neutral noun will be the mother of something ? Maybe something like: "De taedio omnes nascuntur artes" ? (don't throw things at me ! I'm a very bad Latinist. Nevertheless, I think that putting the verb in the middle of the phrase "omnes artes" looks very elegant. I'm almost sure Cicero might have said something like that). ===== Philippe Caquant Ceterum censeo *vi* esse oblitterandum (Me).