Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ut conferre solet...

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. This one is from Zacher's Altfranzösische Sprichwörter.

Ut conferre solet sermo bonus utilitatem,
Multis sermo malus confert incommoditatem.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words which are not on the DCC list:

incommoditas, -ātis f. - inconvenience, damage, loss
ūtilitas, -ātis f. - usefulness, advantage

bonus -a -um: good
cōnfero -ferre -tulī -lātum: collect, bring to
malus -a -um: evil
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
sermo -ōnis m.: conversation, discourse
soleo -ēre -uī -itum: be accustomed
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)