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Unread postby Duncan » Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:34 pm

I think Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) probably covers it. The city council still use this abbreviation on drain covers etc.

If you were saying "New Republic" as in a new government based on senate and people it would probably be NSPQR.

If you were saying "New Rome" it would be SPQNR.

If you were making a literate allusion about a reform of government it would probably be SPQRN, but you probably wouldn't be abbreviating anyway.

It would never be SPNQR.

I'm afraid I can't remember my Latin grammar well enough to tell you what the correct ending should be for Novum in each of these cases.
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Unread postby Jiang Xun » Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:35 pm

Well, i ment it in the form of a New Rome, taking over from the former, in terms of glory or something along those lines.
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Unread postby urbanterrorist » Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:40 pm

What in thee friggin world does C.C.C.P stand for?
I know it has something to do with the Soviet Union but does anyone know what it actually stands for?
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Unread postby SYL » Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:42 pm

It's essentially "USSR" in Russian.
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Unread postby Kong Wen » Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:42 pm

urbanterrorist wrote:What in thee friggin world does C.C.C.P stand for?
I know it has something to do with the Soviet Union but does anyone know what it actually stands for?

Well, you know how we have U.S.S.R. for Union of Soviet Socialist Republics? Well, C.C.C.P. is basically the same acronym, except in the original language.
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Unread postby SYL » Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:44 pm

In Russian, the anglicised version of "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" is "Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik". In Cyrillic, the S is written as a C and the R is a P. So, USSR = SSSR = CCCP.
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Unread postby Lady Wu » Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:01 pm

Here's how it's written po-russkii:

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Unread postby Kong Ai » Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:31 pm

Hey. Uh, sorry to burst in on the thread and all, but i've got a quick question for you all.

It's common knowledge the Dynasty Warriors series is based on the Romance of Three Kingdoms novel. I was just wondering if the Samurai Warriors series is based on a novel as well, and if so, what is it called?
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Unread postby Shortyafter » Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:11 am

I don't know if there's a novel about it, but Samurai Warriors is based on the Sengoku Jidai or Warring States period of Japan. Just look up those on Google and you might find something.
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Unread postby Cloud Strife » Sun May 01, 2005 12:49 am

What is a tower? 1-Dimensional, 2-Dimensional, ectera, ectera...?
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