"Paterfamilias severus psittacum ebrium interficit."

Translation:The strict paterfamilias kills the drunk parrot.

August 29, 2019

14 Comments


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

The odd recurring phenomenon of drunken parrots aside, why make paterfamilias only translatable by itself (and not something meaningful in English like 'head of the family'), while garum (the name of the condiment, it's a loanword from Ancient Greek γάρος) can only be translated as 'fish sauce'?

August 30, 2019

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

I once put "head of the household" and they accepted it. Type out your version carefully, report "my answer should be accepted," and if they approve of it, they will add it to possible translations. They usually accept it the same day, but it takes a few days before it starts working in the app or platform.

September 2, 2019

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

I think I saw the option to translate it as 'head of the family' yesterday, so maybe it's just random. I agree that you should be able to translate 'garum' as 'garum', though.

September 3, 2019

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

I wonder if "Man of the House" would be an accurate translation as well?

September 16, 2019

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

A reasonable response, given the prevalence of drunk parrots. Was it writing a song?

August 29, 2019

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

Wow, that escalated.

August 31, 2019

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

Yes, first people were just hitting them. Now they are killing them. I protest. If they have to kill pets, why not black cats, like in Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita?

September 2, 2019

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

...I just changed my mind about that book, I'm afraid I won't be able to read it despite my love for Bulgakov.

September 8, 2019

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

Stop killing the drunk parrots! It's rude.

September 3, 2019

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

Wasted away again in Psittaville. Looking for my lost bottle of Garum.

September 7, 2019

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

Thus endeth the Duolingo Latin parrot saga. Requiescat in pace, Pscittace.

September 21, 2019

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

The duolingo bird is gonna ❤❤❤❤ his entire life up.

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike
September 6, 2019

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

I... I wasn't expecting that.

September 8, 2019
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