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monticellomarshmallow:

ouyangdan:

grizzlyhills:

flightcub:

interretialia:

life-of-a-latin-student:

ratwithoutwings:

i’m so upset

I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb

they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!

I can’t

present active boōpresent infinitive boāreperfect active boāvīsupine boātum

Recte!

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if it comes from the latin word, they’re actually saying “I’M YELLING!” which is even cuter

do they speak latin because it’s a dead language

get out

This is exactly the kind of content I come here for like I want to print this out, frame it and put it on my wall.

I need a Latin dictionary – shit, I was always terrible at Latin… Surely a ghost would use the Imperative in this instance? Because it’s a command verb and so would hold far more force? ie, instead of saying ‘please be quiet’, with the Imperative you just bellow ‘SHUT UP’ in their face. 

What’s the Imperative for ‘BOO!’? 

I asked H and he said ‘boa’ which is the Imperative Singular Present, I believe…? (However he was taught 19th C Latin and has quite a strong Southern accent, so how you pronounce that IDK…)

Source: Tales of Necromancy

by cnkguy
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