"Roma est in Italia."

Translation:Rome is in Italy.

August 28, 2019

19 Comments


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

Roma in Italia est. Italia in Europa est.....

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August 28, 2019

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

Graecia in Europa est. Italia et Graecia in Europa sunt.

Love that they included this homage.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrmeda805992

This sounds more English than Latin v:

August 28, 2019

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

No

August 29, 2019

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

Yes, the t's in "est" and "Italia" sound English.

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ice-Kagen

I totally agree with you... I hope they fix that. I doubt the letter t was aspirated in Latin like it is in English. It doesn't sound authentic!

August 29, 2019

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

It wasn't, there was an aspirated t in Ancient Greek (θ) alongside the non-aspirated one (τ). But not in Classic Latin.

(Fun fact: the Ancient Greek aspirated t became the dental non-sibilant fricative [θ] in modern Greek - both sounds are present in English, but not in most of the other European languages).

August 29, 2019

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

My father always said that the only line he remembers from latin in highschool is Roma in Italia est. Are both orderings correct?

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cjknight09

Roma in Italia est is more correct

August 29, 2019

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

More typical, I would say, but both are correct (and even "Est Roma in Italia" or "In Italia est Roma" or "In Italia Roma est").

August 29, 2019

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

I bet your father used the book Lingua Latina.

August 29, 2019

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

Yes, both are correct.

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jtj1125

The word order in latin is flexible but SOV is more common

September 4, 2019

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

But how did the romans know ...

August 29, 2019

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

Italy refers to the Italian Peninsula; if that's what you mean.

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaronD.2

Rōma est in Italiā.

September 1, 2019

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

Yes, I understand dropping most of the macrons -- but ablative -ā?? This was the only macron that my Latin teacher absolutely INSISTED upon!

September 1, 2019

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

This has got to be the hardest sentence in this course.

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cjknight09

Great textbook

August 29, 2019
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