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Revertere ad "Urbs/Index stipularum".
- First of all, to Nickshanks:
- Civitas could be a problematic word, for a number of reasons. To keep it simple here's the most important one: we've been using it here both for "city" and "country." It can mean both of those, but since it's ambiguous it could be a problem. It is often remarked that the best translation for this word is "community"... myself I tend to reserve it for what we call a "city-state" in English.
- Whatever word you use for city, it needs to be in the genitive plural: civitatum or urbium.
- Considering how long Myces' original list of places in England was, isn't this entry going to be prohibitively long?
- Second of all, to everyone: Nickshanks is making this page pursuant to the discussion here. What do you think? Do we want to delete the original entries or not?
--Iustinus 23:38 sep 27, 2004 (UTC)
- Nicolaus' Responses to Iustinus:
- Ahh, my bad - I thought civitas meant 'places where people live' (everything from hamlets to countries), easily amended by moving the page though. The name was pretty much chosen whimsically.
- Noted, though I still don't know the difference between nominative, genative, dative, accusative etc. I keep re-reading the descriptions on the english wikipedia in the hope that one day it will sink in. http://web.nickshanks.com/images/emoticons/smile.png I don't know the respective case endings in latin yet either.
- The intention for this page is currently thus:
- To preserve the contents of all those one-line stubs that I felt should be deleted.
- To then be sorted by country and alphabetically
- Posibly to then be integrated with/fork out as seperate pages like Index locorum in Regno Unito
- I didn't intend the page to be permanent or to grow beyond the above remit.
- Nicolaus 12:43 sep 28, 2004 (UTC)