rēm long vowel?

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rēm long vowel?

Post by jeidsath » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:07 pm

From Morwood's Latin Grammar, pg. 8

bonī est rēm pūblicam cōnseruāre.
It is characteristic of a good man to look after the state.

Is rem the singular accusative of 5th declension feminine rēs? On pg. 17 the singular accusative of rēs is given with a short vowel, making me unsure.
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Re: rēm long vowel?

Post by Hylander » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:50 pm

Short.

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Re: rēm long vowel?

Post by jeidsath » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:03 pm

Thank you. I’ll contact Morwood about the typo.
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Re: rēm long vowel?

Post by jeidsath » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:15 pm

Terrible news, but I've afraid that James Morwood passed away about a year ago, only a month after I corresponded with him last. I'll post a thread on the Open Board with some links to his biography.
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