Disputatio:Cultura occidentalis

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Oh goody. At last we know what "Western culture" is :) Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 17:42, 16 Septembris 2012 (UTC)

The Latinity is improved (to my eyes, English though they be).
I don't think we should offer four alternative lemmas all in bold: I'd say just one, in fact, unless there are Latin sources for alternative terms. Offering four implies that we haven't decided what we're talking about or don't know how to say it. If we agree on "cultura occidentalis", may we remove or demote the other three? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 16:43, 2 Maii 2015 (UTC)
We don't all agree with the abolishing of distinctions that capital letters can make: over here, the phrase western culture evokes ideas of cowboys & rodeos, while Western culture is something larger. IacobusAmor (disputatio) 17:28, 2 Maii 2015 (UTC)
To me the movies are Westerns with a capital W ... Unluckily this remark doesn't help to solve the issue of Occidentalis/occidentalis in Latin. Sorry.
I didn't catch any objection to my proposal for reducing the numbver of lemmas, so I'll do that.
By the way, in remarking on the Latinity (above) I mean no criticism of yours. I envy the Latin you produce when you let yourself go. I think, when translating from English, you are sometimes too kind to the original when its quality and cogency don't deserve such kindness. Wikipedia English is often committee English, after all:. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 16:19, 7 Maii 2015 (UTC)