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"The healthy boy with the girl counts olives."

Translation:Puer sanus cum puella olivas numerat.

October 24, 2019



What an odd order of words to use in English -- unless you are wanting to make some kind of differentiation, e.g. "The healthy boy (who is) with the girl" as opposed to, say, "The healthy boy (who is) with the sick parrot". But the Latin sentence isn't trying to do that (in fact, it can't, using these words alone).


Yes, in English you'd say "the healthy boy counts olives with the girl".


Its numerat only one person is counting

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Pronoun Verb Suffix English Latin
I/ego -o I count numero
you/tu -s you count numeras
he/is; she/ea; it/id -t he/she counts numerat
we/nos -mus we count numeramus
y'all/vos -tis y'all count numeratis
they/ei; they/eae -nt they count numerant
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