Translation:The boy does not sleep, but the girl sleeps.
Thank you David! Hey, by the way, is that you in the recordings? I swear it sounds like my Spanish professor from UC Davis. But then I looked at the contributors and decided it was either you or Buachaill1. ;)
while you are there mod, you should not put a comma before a conjunction in English.
Yes it does, but the differences can be done in several ways.
The present tense can be used for perfect actions, though more often the perfect tense is used for that.
Yes, I had trouble understanding this one and ended up trying “vir” the first time through.
Answered "The boy sleeps not, but the girl does." before I could figure out the normal way to express that.
I anwered: "The boy does not sleep, but the girl does." It was marked wrong. :(
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'nōn' should have a long sound (/o:/) and 'dormit' should be pronounced ['dɔr.mɪt] and not ['dɔːr.mit]
I entered, "The boy is not asleep, but the girl sleeps," and that was considered wrong. Is there something in the grammar that I am missing or is it just not entered in as an acceptable answer? In English, "the boy does not sleep" does not have the same meaning as "the boy /is/not asleep," but is there a difference in Latin?
Okay, but that doesn't help me at all. Are you trying to say that the sentence structure or some of the words used are inherently verbs and so they must be translated into English as verbs? I'm brand new to Latin so I don't really understand how your comment was supposed to answer my question. I asked if there is a difference in Latin between the phrases "the boy is not asleep" and "the boy does not sleep," not what type of word "asleep" is.
While it's the same semantics, it's important to grasp the syntax on how it works. Since asleep is not a verb, you wouldn't be able to see how it changes in Latin when it's conjugated into different tenses.
I entered "The boy doesn't sleep, but the girl does sleep". Is there anything wrong with tautology in the verbs?
I think that's just do-support, not tautology. Regardless, what you have there is entirely valid. If it was rejected, flag it and report "My answer should be accepted."
I found the audio to be quick on this one. It would have been nice if there was an option to slow down the audio.