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Si erravi, corrige me,qvaeso

Postby reptilia5 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:02 pm

Salvete omnes! Please tell me if I have correctly translated the following passage on Latin grammar:

"Verbvm qvod formam passivam sed significationem activam habet deponens verbvm appellatvr."
(From: "Colloqvia Latina" by Benjamin L. D'Ooge, Colloqvivm Vndecim)

My translation is : "A verb which has the the passive form but signifies the active form is called a deponent verb."

Also, I am thinking that the words "deponens" et ""verbvm" are in the vocative neuter singular since they seem to go with "appellatur". Am I correct? Thanks to any and all who can correct me if I am wrong.

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Re: Si erravi, corrige me,qvaeso

Postby Rindu » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:49 pm

You turned SIGNIFICATIONEM into a verb, but it is a noun.

Verbum is not vocative, but nominative.
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