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"The parrots speak with the doll."

Translation:Psittaci cum pupa loquuntur.

September 24, 2019



I wish somebody would explain how to conjugate "loquuntur," possibly in the Tips and Notes? It is just so strange. It doesn't fit with verb conjugation in any other language I have studied!


Open the conjugation table here: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/loquor#Latin

It is strange because 'loquor' is a so called deponent verb [dēpōnō = lay aside] which means they lay aside their passive denotation: they have passive forms but active meaning.


Would "dicunt" also be OK here?


I think "dicere" means "to say". You speak with someone and you say something.


I didn't see this meaning in the dictionary. Which one do you use?

I have "To proclaim, make known.
IReligious meaning: to dedicate, consecrate, devote any thing to a deity or to a deified person.

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