04-30-2007, 05:35 AM
In the Cupboard Under the Stairs
Originally Posted by pwcapone
These are the words I found when I looked up replacement:
immutatio, immutationis - change, alteration, process of changing, substitution or replacement.
These are the words I found when I looked up substitution:
substitutio, substitutionis - putting in place of something/one else, substitution; making alternative heir
commutatio, commutationis - change, reversal; upheaval; alteration; exchange, substitution; interchange
immutatio, immutationis - change, alteration, process of changing; substitution/replacement
inmutatio, inmutationis - change, alteration, process of changing; substitution/replacement
conrectio, conrectionis - amendment, rectification; improvement, correction; word substitution; reproof
correctio, correctionis - amendment, rectification; improvement, correction; word substitution; reproof
It's been so long since I studied Latin, I don't trust my memory. I looked up the words on the following websight:
Hope it helps!
06-07-2007, 09:29 PM
I'm looking for some assistance in creating a spell used to tune a musical instrument. The spell Reparo is canon, and seems to work with things that are broken. However, the instrument in question is not broken, per se; it's simply out of tune.
Additionally, I found the word "organum" (it seems to mean musical instrument in Latin) and vox, which I'm certain is "voice".
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
06-07-2007, 10:21 PM
Well, intendo fidem could work as intendo is 'I tune' and fides is a musical instrument (I think it refers a bit more specifically to a stringed instrument so not sure if that would work for you or not?)
I also had a thought that you could possibly use something like corrigo sonum or emendo sonum which would roughly translate to 'I correct the pitch'.
Hope that helped,
EDIT: I just thought of another possibility - adstringo nervos - 'I tighten the strings'.
06-07-2007, 10:22 PM
Reparovox? Haha, it sucks, but sort of works? Repare the voice.
06-08-2007, 03:19 AM
Well, yes, I was using "reparo vox" as a placeholder. However, I think I'll go with "intendo fidem" since the instrument is a violin.
Thanks, both of you, for your assistance.
08-28-2007, 05:12 PM
I'm writing a J/L fic, and I need a spell that Lily would know that would repel a beast, and at least momentarily defeat it. I don't want it like Expelliarmus or Stupify because it should be something original. Please help!
Thanks in advance,
08-28-2007, 10:14 PM
Off the top of my head the phrace "rego animal" comes to mind. "rego" means "I control", hence it could mean to keep the beast away. I just moved, however, and am lacking in dictionary at the moment, so that's as much help as I can be.
09-05-2007, 01:13 PM
Rego animal would work, and rego has the advantage of also meaning 'I rule' or 'control'. If you wanted a more defensive word, then repello would be better - it means 'I repell' or 'push back', or depello - 'I drive away'.
09-05-2007, 01:18 PM
I didn't suggest "repello" because that's already a spell in the books. I looked ut up...
09-13-2007, 10:30 PM
accio ( summoning)
Ok, I went to the wrong thread, but now I'm here!
I'm having a character "Accio" a human being, which in my view is the height of rudeness.
But, I need a charm to slow down the velocity so the character isn't splattered on contact with the ground, but only rumpled up real good! Thanks