Marcus Regulus wrote:In writing your own sentences in latin is seem to be like talking like Yoda in Star Wars. "Around the surviors a perimeter create" for instance.
Is that an accurate assesment?
I suppose, though in that example you have an imperative and imperatives usually (but not always) come at the beginning.
The questions using quis and cui and others sometimes give me fits as to what the indirect object is too. Is there a rule on that?
Not sure what you are are talking about. If you are talking about placement, the relative pronoun often comes first in its clause regardless of its case. Interrogatives just about always come first (except of course when preceded by a preposition).
Now in Greek you can sometimes see emphasis in words if they are moved out of order. Like the inderect object can be enphasized if it is moved to the front in the sentence ahead of the verb. I may be jumping ahead
-- but does latin do something like this?
Yes, when words are moved out of the common order it is often the result of some emphasis. If the indirect object comes first in the sentence, it probably is being emphasized, but as I said some things like interrogatives go to the front by default.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae