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"The two women sleep at home."

Translation:Duae feminae domi dormiunt.

October 9, 2019

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

Why "duo pueri", but "duae feminae"? Do numerals change in Latin?


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

Yes and no, some are declined and some are not.

unus, una, unum for "one", duo, duae, duo for "two", and tres, tria for "three" are some that are declined.

quattuor ("four") and quinque ("five") are two that are indeclinable.


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

Only unus, duo, and tres, are declined, not >3


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

Multiples of hundred are also declined: ducenti, -ae, -a; trecenti, quadringenti etc.


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

The words "duae feminae" ought to be read: "duE feminE" like in english words: sEven, tEn, bEst, . . . The lectors have many other difficulties ( Marci, Marce). It ought be changed !!!


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

Maybe if it was an Ecclesiastical Pronunciation you would say it duE feminE but the course is using a reconstructed Classical Pronunciation, where ae is said to be pronounced more like 'eye' or the 'ai' in 'aisle'.

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