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"The first bedroom has the bed."

Translation:Primum cubiculum lectum habet.

October 26, 2019



If the sentence were "Cubiculum primum lectum habet", could "primum" attach to either "cubiculum" or "lectum"? If so, would you only be able to tell the difference due to context, or is there a preference to attach to one over the other?


My understanding is that yes, it could attach to either. You would tell the difference based on context. And the tendency is that the adjective follows the noun it modifies. So it is more likely that "cubiculum primum lectum" implies "first bedroom" than "first bed". Putting primum first lessens this confusion.


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