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difficile est

Postby pmda » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:35 pm

In Orberg's LLPSI he has:

Non difficile est matrem Marci fallere!

Is 'difficile' the Neuter Nom. Sing of the 3rd declension adjective - a default gender for unspecified things.. 'id quod dixit falsum fuit'...etc.. ??
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Re: difficile est

Postby adrianus » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:41 pm

Yes, it is, pmda.
Ut dicis, pmda. "Difficile" est adjectivum tertiae declinationis neutrius generis singularis numeri nominativo casu.
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: difficile est

Postby parjanya » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:58 pm

It's neuter indeed, but not because it's underspecified, but because it agrees with the infinitive, which is always neuter, when it's used like a substantive: fallere (...) difficile est.
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Re: difficile est

Postby Perseus » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:17 am

Have you seen this dedicated forum to LLPSI?
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11400
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