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Lesson 39 -page 19

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Lesson 39 -page 19

Postby CClements » Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:14 pm

part 1 number 11 has..

Ferae terrarum pugnant

I translated it as
"The beasts fight the land " (admittedly makes no sense)

the Key has
"the wild beasts of the lands are fighting"

I think I know where I went wrong, "terrarum" is Gen. plural , so it is basically saying "the beasts belong to the lands"

my odd ball translation would be for-
Ferae terras pugnant

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Postby masuro » Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:19 am

I think "The beasts fight the land" would be ferae terram pugnant, since 'the land' is the accusative singular here.

The genative (and ablative and dative ^^) is still a little bit confusing for me. I'm glad I'm not the only one. :)
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Postby CClements » Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:05 am

masuro wrote:
The genative (and ablative and dative ^^) is still a little bit confusing for me. I'm glad I'm not the only one. :)


As am I , I am starting to get what Gen etc are, Still tough to point where they are in a sentance :)

I feel your pain
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Postby CClements » Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:18 am

I forgot to say thank you!!

thank you masuro, I see what you mean terra, is accusitive singular in that context. I was in a rather dense fog of confusion when I wrote that :lol:.


somebody once said " you never learn if you are right all the time"

I must be learning alot :wink:

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Postby masuro » Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:58 am

You and me both. ^^

It's great that we are both at about the same point in D'ooge. We can help each other.
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