This one is slightly confusing as a Romance language speaker because "a" usually means "to".
In latin, "ab" "from" will be "a" before a consonant, but "ad" to will remain "ad".
Yes, "a" comes from ad, but this a is a variant of ab before consonant.
Thanks, I was tripped on the a/ab business. Sixty years later now I know!
Is it just me or I heard something like: "-Chu- a Germania venis"
I heard something like "tu abiamania venis".
I heard "tu ac Ermania venis"
"Germania" is correct. "Germany" is anachronistic: Germany didn't exist as a nation until the 19th century. Please consider making an adjustment in the next iteration.
Here again, the speaker avoids the i, first it sounded to me like "tu ager mane a venis"
I answered this in lower case ("you come from germany) and got rejected. No report mechanism for this strangely.
it doesnt check for case. There must have been another mistake. maybe a typo/
i respect the american girl who tries to speak latin germania is difficult for her to pronounce. Most sentences i understand but not everything
It was a typo, when i wrote "fro"
What is the rule for a or ab?
Same as the rule in English for a or an. So use a before a word beginning with a consonant, and ab before a word beginning with a vowel.
Please someone help me understand 'a' and 'ab' difference
they're the same word, but "ab" is used when the next word starts with a vowel.
Waitttt Tu meanw from? That is Karayzee!!! Welp, new language, new understanding right?
No, "tu" is "you" like in French. "a" is "from".
Is "You are coming from Germany" acceptable? I tried something like that in an earlier answer and it was rejected, even though most of the time both tenses are accepted.
Germania is pronounced Germania, not "ger mane a".