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Northwestern vs University of Alberta - Correct motto?

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Northwestern vs University of Alberta - Correct motto?

Postby oliveroliver » Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:24 am

Northwestern's motto is "quaecumque sunt vera" whereas University of Alberta's motto is simply "quaecumque vera". Both supposedly mean "whatever's true". But is it possible to just omit a verb and still have a correct phrase in Latin? Or to throw one in where it isn't needed, for that matter? This question is of paramount importance to my decision on my future education. Seriously though, any ideas?
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Re: Northwestern vs University of Alberta - Correct motto?

Postby Twpsyn » Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:33 am

oliveroliver wrote:But is it possible to just omit a verb and still have a correct phrase in Latin?


Yes. Both mottoes are correct and idiomatic.
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