"What is California? California is an American state."
Translation:Quid est California? California est civitas Americana.
Why not California civitas Americana est? Word order changes all the time, makes no sense
Problem with that is that clicking the report button only gives alternatives that are irrelevant to this problem, which is pervasive in the whole course. If we have no other means to report it than to comment what do we do?
OVS • SVO • Verb-Final word order is used in only 10% of Latin Copula Verb and Existential Verb expressions.
Question Interrogatories is another aspect among numerous others in Latin when Verb-Final is less common than Verb-Initial, Verb-Medial and Verb-Penultimate.
For some Latin authors, Verb-Final is found in only 25% of main clauses. Latin authors used Verb-Final less over the centuries
Your answer is also correct. Verb at the end of the sentence is preferred in Latin. Word order in any order still means the same thing.
"Quid California est?" should be fine too, right? (Reported, but am not 100% sure.)
I wondered this too, I put the same and it was marked wrong but not 100% sure.
It should be fine since it means the same thing. Word order doesn't always matter in Latin.
Is the est required in this context? Is there a nominative absolute in addition to an ablative?