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CLASSROOM PHRASEOLOGY

By Rod Freeman

Head of Classics, The King's School, Ely


(See also Classroom Latin)


Some time ago, I proposed the following Latin words to appear on notices alongside those of other languages spoken in the school. I think they are sufficiently self-explanatory, without my adding the English every time (The webmaster has added what he thinks are the English equivalents):

    

New Classroom Latin

Linguae




Gallica   loquimur

We speak ... French

Hispanica

Spanish

Germanica

German

Anglica

English

Latina ... loquimur

We speak Latin



Rerum cognitio




Chemia

Chemistry

Physica

Physics

Biologia

Biology

Electronica

Electronics

Technologia

Technology

Ordinatra

Computer Studies

Informatica

I.C.T.

Artes mechanicae

Engineering



Artes




Ars lignaria

Woodwork

Ars metallica

Metalwork

Ars culinaria

Cookery

Ars gymnica

P.E

ludi campestres

Sports



Disciplinae liberales




divina disciplina

R.E.

musica

Music

mathematica

Mathematics

oeconomia

Economics

historia

History

geographia

Geography

artes manuales


disciplina negotiorum

Business Studies

pecuniae ratio

Accounting

disciplinae generales

General Studies



Conclavia




Directrix

Principal

Magistri et magistrae

Staff Room

apodyteria

Changing Rooms

custodia lacernarum

Lockers

culina

Kitchen

refectorium

Dining Hall

lavatrinae (feminarum et virorum)

WC (m and f)

officina

Laboratory

scribae

Secretaries

bibliotheca

Library

grapheum

Office/admin

aula/exedra

Hall

vilicus

Caretaker

palaestra

Gym

conclave ordinatrorum

Computer room

reprographica

Reprographics

aenum

Boiler Room

piscina

Swimming Pool

campus tenilusorius

Sports Field



Praeconia




Tabula

Notice board

exitus

Exit

aditus

Entrance

exitus necessitatis

Emergency Exit

teleponum

Telephone

"Nolite currere"

"Do not run"

"Silentium"

"Silence"

"Fumicare vetitum"

"No smoking"

"Nolite intrare"

"No Entry"

"Schola X vos salvere jubet."


""X School welcomes you.