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Post by Bardo de Saldo » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:35 am

Someone told me today that when you learn Latin in the U.S.A., you're taught to write your Latin sentences in this order: subject-verb-direct object-indirect object. Ave Maria purissima! (Sine labe concepta.)

I didn't want to believe such a blasphemy and defended my quasi-compatriots' syntactical honor with cape and sword. Please tell me it's not true!

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Post by reltuk » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:38 am

All I know is that the prevailing college textbook is Wheelock's Latin, and, unless my memory betrays me, it supports a "normal" word order of:

subject, indirect object, direct object, verb.

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Post by edonnelly » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:46 am

reltuk wrote: subject, indirect object, direct object, verb.
This is certainly what I was taught (with the exceptions for emphasis, etc.) in high school 20 years ago. I don't recall the textbook, of course, but it was not Wheelock's.

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Re: Idle question

Post by Democritus » Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:32 am

Bardo de Saldo wrote:Someone told me today that when you learn Latin in the U.S.A., you're taught to write your Latin sentences in this order: subject-verb-direct object-indirect object.
We were never taught this.

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Post by CharlesH » Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:17 am

edited for brevity
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Re: Idle question

Post by benissimus » Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:28 am

Bardo de Saldo wrote:Someone told me today that when you learn Latin in the U.S.A., you're taught to write your Latin sentences in this order: subject-verb-direct object-indirect object. Ave Maria purissima! (Sine labe concepta.)
I am afraid that most of the students I have met in real life do not write Latin sentences at all, much less in the wrong order! :lol:
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae

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Post by Episcopus » Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:23 pm

tu semper rideam facis

(p.p.)

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Post by Lucus Eques » Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:28 pm

Quisnam rideas facit?

Rationem habebas uideter, mi Episcope, Americanos perraro Latine scribere discere cum dixisses. O factum male ...

LV·EQ
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