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"The worst fire destroys the bridge."

Translation:Ignis pessimus pontem delet.

September 23, 2019

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

What are these bridges made of? Wood? I tend to picture bridges made of stone, concrete, metal or a combination thereof.


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

Fire can still destroy things made of stone or concrete if it gets hot enough.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samu1337

some fires fueled by cerosin are known to melt steel beams


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AntonSteen5

Ignis pessimus delet pontem should be fine


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

The best thing about Latin is that its complex, well defined suffixes allow you a lot of freedom to put words all over a sentence if you so choose.

That being said, it's preferable that active verbs go at the end of sentences.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flora7369

Idem for: pessimus ignis pontem delet!


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

Just report the alternative word orders that aren't accepted yet.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatrickLon11

The order of the latin words should be a bit flexible. It is better to know the latin if you have to teach it.

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