Org Motto - A correction

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Org Motto - A correction

Postby arcbinder » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:18 am

Hi guys,
Somebody sent in a correction for the latin in our motto which I thought we should look into.

I'm not actually looking to join your organization, but I though that I should inform you that the phrase "ad astra per amicita" is grammatically incorrect Latin. It should read "ad astra per amicitiam" as the preposition per takes the accusative case (signified by the -am ending on amicitiam) and the correct spelling is amicitia and not amicita. Just thought you should know.
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Re: Org Motto - A correction

Postby jaustin89 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:31 am

To my admittedly limited knowledge of Latin that sounds correct. Though that's based on half remembered classes in high-school a decade ago.
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Re: Org Motto - A correction

Postby Shank » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:12 pm

Anyone know a medical student they can ask?

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Re: Org Motto - A correction

Postby Eris » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:56 pm

Well as the author of the motto, I can assure you that it came from Google translate, so ... yeah, let's go with the guy who speaks Latin.

Ad Astra Per Amicitam!
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Re: Org Motto - A correction

Postby Pathagarus » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:55 pm

I can't speak English (mostly speak Nawth Cakalacky) so a PROPER Latin will probably get butchered by me anyway :)
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Re: Org Motto - A correction

Postby Captain Glume » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:56 pm

Lol... I'll see about updating my sigs for the change.
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