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"Post tertiam horam coquus coquit."

Translation:The cook cooks after the third hour.

September 16, 2019

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

Couldn't it be "After the third hour the cook cooks"?


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

Yes: After the third hour, the cook cooks. It's right, as you move the circumstantial complement.


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

I found the pronunciation in this sentence was almost indecipherable.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John481518

Yep. He does this all the time. I don't mind the elision of the two t's so much. Post ertiam, it's kind of to be expected and I've come to expect it. The problem for me is that he is not saying ertiam (which should, or course, be tertiam) but he seems to me to be saying erkiam (or terkiam). It's like--it seems to me everyone--who say "ekcetera". It's eT..., eT.... eTcetera. Which comes, by the way, from the Latin et cetera. Ek cetera is some hybread spawn between Greek and Latin that doesn't even make sense, "from so forth"!? What? It's a "T". It's not a "K". Oh damn, I've gone and ranted, haven't I?


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

boy, I sure don't hear "post tertiam horam".


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

Yes, me too! In fact, it's downright weird...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamanthaMarie911

But cant the cooks cook also? I was on a winning streak


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasBhm11

Sure they can. The sentence clearly uses singular though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsangiA4ac

How do you say "on/at the third hour?" I know ante is before and post is after, but what is right at that time?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkK140481

His pronunciation of tertia is god awful. Bela Lugosi needs to work on his annunciation, it sucks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Percy-Vered

Dear lord- I misread that as "coquum coquit" and my heart half-stopped.

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