"In templo pulchro est vates."

Translation:In the beautiful temple is a soothsayer.

August 28, 2019

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shane244723

There must be a lot of kinks like this, "A soothsayer is in the beautiful temple" doesn't follow the word order exactly, but nor does common English often follow the syntax of Latin

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elin.7-1

Report them as well as commenting, and the contributors will correct if they agree.

August 29, 2019

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

"The soothsayer is in the beautiful temple" was marked incorrect.

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ehartz
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We've already added this as an acceptable answer, but it often takes a few days before the system updates on the user side, so it may continue to be rejected until the update goes through.

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elin.7-1

Did you report it?

August 29, 2019

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

Yes I reported it.

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elin.7-1

Cool :o)

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

Why is "bard" not accepted here? It was accepted in all the other "vates" appearances ...

My sentence: "In the beautiful temple is a bard."

This was marked wrong. Should I report it?

August 30, 2019

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

Yes. "Vates" as "bard" is perfectly acceptable.

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

Gratias tibi ago. :-)

August 30, 2019

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

"vates" as "soothsayer" feels VERY archaic.

Also, of course, it means "poet" as well.

August 30, 2019

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

There are tons of alternative translations for this sentence that are not accepted. I have suggested a few...

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Duodpn1

This English sentence is unnatural: "A soothsayer is in the beautiful temple", or "The soothsayer is in the beautiful temple" is more natural.

September 6, 2019
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