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101 latin facts

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101 latin facts

Postby Kyneto Valesio » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:20 pm

Hey all,

I stumbled upon this site today:


which I thought seemed pretty good until I started encountering a few errors. Can you see any?

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Postby thesaurus » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:49 pm

So far nothing in the Latin has jumped out to me, but I've seen a few incorrect English translations. They strike me as simple lapses in focus.
29. The deliberative subjunctive expresses a rhetorical question: Quid facias? - What am I going to do?

Here's a Latin gender error:
32. The gerund or gerundive can show purpose in two ways:
b. accusative following ad. e.g. veni ad Claudium videndam - came to see Claudius

Overall, a very educational list! It's like a collection of grammatical golden nuggets.
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Postby Interaxus » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:36 am

RE Number 1 (dic, duc, fer, fac). Heard this one?

"**** had a Duck with Fur on its back. And that's a Fac'!"

(The Textkit censor wants me to say 'Richard' but that wouldn't rap so well) :(

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