"Vinum rubrum velim."

Translation:I would like red wine.

August 29, 2019

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinni.pine

Cabernet Sauvignon, please.

August 29, 2019

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

Lingotem rubrum velim :D

September 7, 2019

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

In vino veritas.

August 31, 2019

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

Again, the subjunctive is not needed here. Should be "Vinum rubrum volo."

September 8, 2019

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

Wouldn't that be 'i want red wine', rather than 'I would like red wine?

September 8, 2019

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

Yes, but classical Latin does not use the subjunctive for politeness. Independent uses of the subjunctive are reserved for other functions: https://www.thelatinlibrary.com/101/Subjunctive1.pdf.

September 8, 2019

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

This link seems to list such a usage, but I can't find it anywhere else. https://classics.osu.edu/Undergraduate-Studies/Latin-Program/Grammar/mood/subjunctive/independent-subjunctive

September 11, 2019

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

Yes, there is a potential subjunctive, I'll agree. But I just don't know that I've ever encountered it being used that way. More like wishing for things that potentially could be true...ala "Would that it would rain today!" I don't know. I might be fighting an uphill battle here.

September 11, 2019
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