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How can I ask a translation question if I don't know any Latin?

I would like to have some text translated from English (or another language) to Latin. I don't know any Latin myself. Can I ask my translation question on this site? If yes, how should I do it?
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Can I edit my comment later on?

I know I can edit comments within a couple of minutes of posting them, but sometimes I realize an embarrassing mistake too late. I could always delete and repost, but that messes the order of the ...
Joonas Ilmavirta's user avatar
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Policy on Greek questions

Our community's attitude towards Greek has changed since we started out, and it is time to reflect that in our scope. Below is a suggestion for a new policy on Greek on our site. Any comments and ...
Joonas Ilmavirta's user avatar
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Why are greetings deleted from my posts?

If I ask a question starting with "Greetings, fellow Latinists" and end with "Best regards, [my name]", they are removed. Some texts seem to be removed automatically, and often some user or moderator ...
Joonas Ilmavirta's user avatar
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How to type a breve?

Sometimes when I want to emphasize that a vowel is short, it is not enough not to write a macron, and I need to add a breve. How can I do that? The earlier question about typing macrons does not ...
Joonas Ilmavirta's user avatar
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How can I ask a translation or homework question?

I have some questions of the following types: English to Latin translation Latin to English translation Homework questions What's the best way to ask these sorts of questions here? Related: What do ...
Nathaniel is protesting's user avatar
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How can I type macrons?

I'd like to type macrons on (OS X | Windows | Ubuntu | other), but my keyboard doesn't have an ā key. How can I add macrons to my vowels? I don't want to copy them from this strangely convenient list:...
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