The Name of Librivox

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Post by Edmonds » March 31st, 2018, 2:58 pm

I am a student of Latin, and when I saw the name "Librivox" I was intrigued. I took apart the name into "libri" and "vox". Libri means books, in the genitive case, or literally, "of the books". Vox simply means the voice. So, put that together and you get "The voice of the books" or Librivox.

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Post by mightyfelix » March 31st, 2018, 8:51 pm

That's the idea! :D
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Post by ZamesCurran » May 22nd, 2018, 2:04 pm

Edmonds wrote:
March 31st, 2018, 2:58 pm
So, put that together and you get "The voice of the books" or Librivox.
With a hint of "libertas" -- Free.
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Post by Edmonds » May 22nd, 2018, 2:53 pm

Pardon my ignorance, but I don't see where you get "libertas"
Will you explain, please?

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Post by annise » May 22nd, 2018, 3:30 pm

According to Latin scholars if it were Latin it would be ungrammatical but according to our Glorious Founder it isn't meant to be latin so treat it like a wine review " an interesting word with a trace of free , an aroma of libraries and hidden trace of voice" :D

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Post by plaidsicle » June 21st, 2018, 4:18 am

annise wrote:
May 22nd, 2018, 3:30 pm
According to Latin scholars if it were Latin it would be ungrammatical but according to our Glorious Founder it isn't meant to be latin so treat it like a wine review " an interesting word with a trace of free , an aroma of libraries and hidden trace of voice" :D
I love this!
and yes, hugh mentions somewhere that it is only pseudoLatin anyway. enough to evoke some Latin meanings but nothing strict or exact
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Post by Horner94 » July 15th, 2018, 9:09 am

Hello Edmonds -

Thanks for sharing the etymology of the word 'Librivox' - you learn something new everyday as they say! :D


Regards,
Chad

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