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Ifyouplease
7 months ago

very nice and well written, that’s silence indeed.

Nemo
7 months ago

Luigi, You exhort me to listen to silence but I can’t for the tinnitus in my ears. Just a wee question at Christmas, why have you got the infinitive ‘audire’ and not ‘audite’?
Gerald.

Nemo
7 months ago
Reply to  ionicus

I’m puzzled. Is ‘audire silentium’ a quotation from somewhere? I thought ‘audire’ meant ‘to hear/listen’,
not ‘listening.’

Nemo
7 months ago
Reply to  ionicus

The top of the Christmas morning to you Luigi! Thanks for the clarification. I can’t quite match your seventy years plus since you studied Latin. I’ve only done sixty-seven. Latin was my favourite subject at school and I took it at A’ level and Scholarship Level, even grappling with Tacitus. I think the passage of time has damaged my memory.
Cheers, Gerald.

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