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"Are you able to wash me?"

Translation:Potesne me lavare?

October 19, 2019

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

Probably the "question via intonation" was common: "Me lavare potes?"


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

Maybe orally, but when we write in Latin, no. They didn't have "?" in Latin, so no way to differentiate a question.


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

Is the -ne or some kind of question word required by Duo for questions?


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

The -ne is necessary for yes/no questions only.

If you have a "question word" (like ubi , quo , cur , quis , quid , etc.), you don't need -ne. (Note that the -ne is already "attached," in Nonne . Another way of starting a question is Num .)


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

Me lavare potesne?


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

I think it's important to signal the question, by putting -ne on the first word in the sentence. "Mene lavare potes?"


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

Not that's an interested phrase

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