"Filiae meae in urbe dormiunt."

Translation:My daughters sleep in the city.

August 28, 2019

7 Comments


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Reported audio: It's "filiae", not "diliae" ;)

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Septimus734191

The pronunciation of "urbe" sounds almost like OR to me; I thought the "u" sound was more like "oo" as in moose. Is this an issue of "classic" versus "ecclesiastical" pronunciation?

September 5, 2019

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No, just a foreign accent probably. I mean, we're all "foreigners", even today's Italians. "Orbe", however, would be something different: a circle.

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elizabeth771728

I have a problem with this American English. For me a city has to have a cathedral, therefore, almost all urbs are towns. Sometimes town is accepted as a translation and sometimes it isn't. Also, there is no option in the reporting list that enables a correct report in such cases.

September 9, 2019, 7:17 AM
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