Disputatio:Universitas Floridensis

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University of Florida = Universitas Floridae, right? Revolucion 07:37, 17 Decembris 2005 (UTC)

Take a look at Index universitatum nominibus latinis constitutis. This is a list of universities and colleges that have "official" Latin names, i.e. ones that appear on their seals, publications, or other documents put out by the school itself. You will notice that the rule seems almost universally to be that if the school is named after a person, the genitive is used (e.g. Universitas Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, Universitas Nicolai Copernici), but if it's named after a place, an adjective is used (e.g. Universitas Osloensis, Universitas Cantabrigiensis). There are of course some exceptions to this general rule, but I think it's safe to say that this should be at [[Universitas Floridensis[[ or the like.

don't know how to translate "Gainesville".... Perhaps:

which one is better? Revolucion 07:46, 17 Decembris 2005 (UTC)

Hmmm, myself I think I might go with Gainesvilla, or perhaps Gensvilla as you have suggested. But note that most modern Latinists seem in love with the -polis suffix, and if the city is refered to in any recent source it's almost certainly something... ungainly like Gainesopolis! --Iustinus 16:14, 17 Decembris 2005 (UTC)
I'll go with that. Revolutio (disputatio) 19:59, 20 Decembris 2005 (UTC)
Curnam Latinistae putant nomina omnium urbium debere Graeco modo confingi, ut Franciscopolis Angelopolis Monicopolis Matertuapolis et ita porro? Num Romani Romopolem incolabant? Num Parisi Lutetipolim? Est mera insania et stultitia. Immo, qui umquam istam "studiorum" universitatem (vel potius temulentorum universitatem, ubi nulla studia nisi id cervisiae et praesertim villissimae) semel vidit, is certius certo habet eam nullam πόλιν esse sed pagum, nisi fortasse "Paludis a Deo Relictae" nomen eo magis arridet quo verius dicitur.