"Habitasne in California?"

Translation:Do you live in California?

August 27, 2019

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyqtor
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LMAO, this sentence gives off the impression that neither Columbus nor the vikings were the first to discover America!

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linguistkris

I love this! Now we finally know we are not talking to toga-clad Livia and Stephanus through a time machine, but to present-day geeks who love dead languages just as much as the next guy. :D

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HighprinceVader

Ah, I hear the Roman province of California is lovely this time of year. I want to see Caligula's house in Beverly Hills.

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertEddy

Ita, habito in California!

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daoken

Why not Habitas?

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ululare

the -ne turns it into a yes/no question.

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARCANA-MVSA

In the absence of a question word. :)

Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.

August 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KDLGates

I seem to remember that the "-ne" question type implied a sort of question that tries to seek a yes response. I translated this as "Do you not live in California?" and it was marked incorrect. Not sure if this is an acceptable translation or maybe I'm confusing the "-ne" ending with one of the other question types.

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jana__w

-ne is the one without implication. The one that implies the yes response is nonne, and the one that implies the no response is num.

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KDLGates

Gotcha. :) I got -ne mixed up with nonne. Appreciated.

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamHunter20

Why not somewhere that was actually known to the Romans?

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thenino85

I know it's difficult to talk about "immersion" when you're learning (or refreshing) a 2000-year-old language via electrons piped across oceans in metal tubes, but hearing her say "California" in her native accent completely shatters the illusion.

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertEddy

Would you be happier hearing former Governor Schwartzenegger pronounce the name of our state?

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryEllen246097

"Habitasne in California?" Sic, sic facio.

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bonnythedog

ubi est California? ;)

September 10, 2019
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