Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Usque Loqui

This little poem comes from Disticha de Educatione of Urbano Appendini, published in 1834; you can see the whole book at Google Books.

Usque Loqui
Desipit, in coetu si quis solet usque tacere;
Desipit ille magis, qui solet usque loqui.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

coetus (coetūs, m.): gathering, crowd, society
dēsipiō, dēsipere: be foolish, play the fool

aliquis -quae -quod: some, any; si quis, si quid: anyone who, anything that
ille illa illud: that
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
loquor loquī locūtus sum: speak, talk
magis: more
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sī: if
soleō -ēre -uī -itum: be accustomed
taceō -ēre -uī -itum: be silent; tacitus -a -um, silent
ūsque: up to; continuously