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Diēs calidus erat…, pars secunda

Written by Ioannes Oculus

Practice makes perfect, they say. I decided to attend the summer Latin school Schola Aestiva Posnaniensis this year and I’m working hard learning Latin. The idea of the school is to learn it by speaking . It’s not easy, however, when you have very little chances to speak Latin. So, I decided to write something. It’s nothing special and probably full of mistakes but… practice makes perfect. Here is the second part of a story set in Poland, in 20. century. You can find the first part here: Diēs calidus erat. I hope you like it and if you can point out my mistakes, I’d be grateful and correct them as soon as possible!

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Post paululum tempus cūstōs pūblicus domī advenit.

– Mihi nōmen est Iōannēs Covalskī. Cūstōs pūblicus et investigātor sum. Quī erant domī hodiē? Suntne omnēs hīc nunc? – inquit cūstōs pūblicus.

– Ita. Omnēs sumus. – respondit dominus Rūfus.

– Ergō. Dīc mihi dē omnibus persōnīs quī hīc sunt, domine Rūfus.

– Ecce uxor mea, Iūlia. – incipit dominus Rūfus. – Ecce Margarīta, Novāca, uxor dominī Robertī. Et ecce est coqua nostra, Rosa Mazur. Cēna nōbīs erat, quia diēs nātālīs uxōris meīs est.

– Ita… Esne sēcūrus nēmō vīllam intrāvit vel relinquit?

– Ita vērō.

– Et vōs omnēs id affirmātisne?

Silentium erat. Tantum Margarītā silentiōsē flebat.

– Bene. Id significat homicīda inter nōs esse. Ūnus vestrī Robertum interfēcit. Nunc sōlum dēbeō reperīre quī rem tam horribilem fēcit.

Nēmō nihil dīxit. Tantum alius aliī circumspiciēbat. Alius aliī suspicābātur.

About the author

Ioannes Oculus

I am addicted to languages, both modern and ancient. No language is dead as long as we can read and understand it. I want to share my linguistic passion with like minded people. I am also interested in history, astronomy, genealogy, books and probably many others. My goals now are to write a novel in Latin, a textbook for Latin learners, Uzbek-Polish, Polish-Uzbek dictionary, modern Uzbek grammar and textbook for learners. My dream is to have a big house in UK or USA where I could keep all my books and have enough time and money to achieve my goals.

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