Here you can discuss all things Latin. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get help with a difficult passage of Latin, and more.
A sentence from Jenney:
"Hoc in loco ab animali interfectus sum."
Does the first part still translate to "in this place", despite "hoc" coming before "in"?
- Textkit Fan
- Posts: 207
- Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:01 am
- Location: Massachusetts
Yes, it does. Remember the common phrase magna cum laude "with great praise" and you will never forget this.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
- Global Moderator
- Posts: 2733
- Joined: Mon May 12, 2003 4:32 am
- Location: Berkeley, California
Yes, the word order creates a different emphasis here that's all. Not only does "hoc in loco" sound more natural and idiomatic but also it may be read as "Right in this trucking place I was taken out by some animal like" (at least that's what registers with me!)
- Textkit Zealot
- Posts: 2563
- Joined: Sat Jun 14, 2003 8:57 pm
Return to Learning Latin
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: Alexa [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Hylander and 90 guests