"Velisne panem?"

Translation:Would you like bread?

August 28, 2019

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julianlessthan3

Yes, please

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

Minime, sum plenus.

September 1, 2019

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

Visne or Vultisne, not subjunctive.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

Why not subjunctive?

September 8, 2019

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

Classical Latin has very few independent/main verb uses of the subjunctive, and "politeness" is not one of them. Volo in the indicative is inherently polite; otherwise they would have just used an imperative and ordered you to do it.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

I will study carefully what you say, thank you.

September 8, 2019
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