Disputatio:Gulielmus Joel

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Can anybody at some point add a reference to Billy Joel having grown up in Hicksville? I don't know how to indicate this in Latin.

OK, done. In case you're puzzled, "educatus" in Latin means "brought up". Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 09:50, 16 Martii 2015 (UTC)

Just wanted to note that there seems to be no source (here or on English Wikipedia) about Joel being a student of Timothy Ford. Morton Estrin does have a source backing him. If no source is found, feel free to reduce Joel's noted teachers to just Estrin.Editosaurus (disputatio) 01:27, 17 Martii 2015 (UTC)

Well, someone else can do that if they don't believe it :)
One reason why it's normal in medieval-to-modern Latin to convert people's forenames to the Latin equivalent is that you can then decline the forename: hence I put "Timothei", student of Timothy Ford. Declining the surname "Fordi" is very rarely done in published Latin.
But we can't convert "Morton". In a case like that, the usual work-round is to add a descriptor: hence I added "clavilistae", giving student of the pianist Morton Estrin. So then, to balance the sentence, I'd like to know what kind of musician Timothy Ford is or was, and I don't find him on Wikipedia. This is the kind of tiny problem you get into when rewriting someone else's work! Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 09:38, 17 Martii 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, I figured that's how you do it (wasn't sure how to mix Ford and Estrin consistently). Anyway, I have no idea what Ford ever did, I just got this info from the English wikipedia. Truth or not? You decide. Editosaurus (disputatio) 21:38, 17 Martii 2015 (UTC)