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"Do you like my new gems?"

Translation:Placentne tibi novae gemmae meae?

October 22, 2019

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

Different word-order shouldn't matter: Tibi placent gemmae meae novae? (Or maybe it's the lack of the -ne !?) I was imagining a 'rising intonation' to carry the question, here.


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

Yes, it's the lack of the -ne, the guilty.

We don't know how they rose intonation for questions. They probably did. But in their texts, without "?", without "." , without any mark for a question, the -ne, was, ipso facto, necessary.


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

Yes, except when they left out the -ne, because it was obvious (as in a whole string of questions, one after the other).


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

A whole string of questions is a different thing. It's not the case here.


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

Can't "meae" be implied ?


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

Yes, in context, the 'obvious' possessive can always be understood.

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