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"Who is the man?"

August 29, 2019



Is "quis vir est" wrong?


Shouldn't be. Latin has a flexible word order. You should report it.


It's been added, but unfortunately it takes some time for the changes we make in the Incubator to be active for users (sometimes as long as two weeks).

Still, please report (with the button in the lesson, not in the discussion) if it's not accepted, it's still possible something got missed!


No. Latin words all link through grammar. Make sure whatever you want to emphasize comes first. Usually the subject comes first.


I think it's partially true. It's not always the one that is coming first that is emphasized.

SOV is the most common in Latin:
Puella canem amat. (The girl loves the dog)

Canem puella amat.
"Dog" will be emphasized, because it's the part that has been displaced in the sentence.

When there's a SVO, or VOS/VSO, as it's the case when we use the verb "to be" in Latin, the emphasis would be on the displaced word.

If it's a SVO, the emphasized version would be a SOV, to emphasize the verb, but in SVO with to be, no emphasis of the object.



Yeah, so I majored in Latin, and almost all of Latin is SOV (subject object verb) written, but do far everything has been written like SVO, similar to English grammar.


Is it correct pronouncing "wir" instead of "vir"?


In classical Latin (Latin spoken by educated ancient Romans around the time of Julius Ceasar) "v" was always pronounced as "u" or "w". Latin was later adopted as a kind of scholarly, international language across Europe and the pronunciation changed depending on where it was spoken and those new pronunciation became accepted as the norm. I guess this course focuses on classical pronunciations.


Would this also be an adequate translation of, "who is Da Man," which has a slightly different nuanced meaning?


So basically people can now ask lesbian couples who the man is in Latin


Is there any way to distinguish between "who is the man" and "who is a man"?


How to differentiate between (who is a man?) and (who is the man?)


how do I know when to use "est" or "es"


Seems like "Vir quis est?" should work here. Comments?


Thanks im 9 years and this is really easy! You see you can click on a word and then see the options who maybe be a answer!


Is "vir est quis" wrong?


Clicks "Quis es vir" Duolingo: You has typo

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