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Twixie Genies #16-7 by NavitasErusSirus Twixie Genies #16-7 by NavitasErusSirus
I don't know about you Trixie, but I've got a pretty good view.

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Pammee65 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I've got a pretty good view
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Mix-Match-Girl23 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's Latin for "I want to take your place," Poor Twilight! You would've thought that the Princess's student would know Latin. :icontwilightshrugplz:
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1132002GABY Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nooo
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deathtoner Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
that incantation, its latin (i think), i used to know it fluently, but it has been years, too lazy to figure it out >.>
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ak399 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Let me just grab my dictionary...
Sumere - from Sumo, Sumere, Sumpsi, Sumptus: to take, to take up, to take hold of (present active infinitive)
Volo - Volo, Velle, Volui: irregular; to want (first-person singular present active indicative)
Locum - Locus, Loci: place, spot (accusative case)
Tuum - tuus, tua, tuum: possessive pronoun; your (neuter)

Now now, being a Latin student myself, I recognize one grammatical error in this sentence. 90% of the time, the verbs come last:
"Locum tuum sumere volo."
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deathtoner Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
thanks, didnt realize there was a proper sentence form, my teacher said there wasn't (he only worked at that place one year >.>)
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majicfrog Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
That's not so much a grammatical error as it is just odd word order. Word order in Latin generally doesn't matter grammatically, but rather it is mixed up for emphasis. Remember that Romans didn't use punctuation or italics or bold or such shenanigans and as such relied on word order.

This odd word order would sort of be like "I want /TO TAKE YOUR/ place," I think. Although the word order you have is more standard and probably better for general-use Latin like this (it isn't advanced Latin poetry, after all).

So, grammatically correct (which is more than I can say for most people who use Latin in MLP stories), possibly awkwardly-worded.
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ak399 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, yeah.

Dangit, now you've made me want to write a genie-sealing Elegiac Couplet. FFFFF
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cormy1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Pretty good view of what?
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Delphi-is-Script Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
I said it... why am I not a genie? T_T
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