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"In tablino tu sedes."

Translation:You sit in the office.

November 13, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pye20

Tablīnum Tablīna study, archives, balcony, terrace, picture gallery

From Tabula writing tablet, records office


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

does the word "tablinum" exist?


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

In Latin, yes, but wouldn't be used here.

In English, also yes, but only really used when talking about Ancient Rome with likely a fairly narrow definition.


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

The dictionary Lewis and Short says:

"tablīnum , i, v. tabulinum. ‡ † tablisso , āre, v. n., = ταβλίζω, I.to play dice, acc. to Diom. pp. 417 and 421 P."

but

"tăbŭlīnum (also contr. tăblīnum ), i, n. id.. ... II. A place where family records were kept, archives (for the usual tabularium), Vitr. 6, 4; 6, 8; Plin. 35, 2, 2, § 7; cf. Fest. p. 356 Müll.; cf. Becker, Gallus, 2, p. 178 sq. — "

It's a bit of a weak word to use as an equivalent to the English "office", though, isn't it? I mean, although the perfectly Latin "officina" is actually more of a "workshop", it still lays the groundwork for the English/French "office", Spanish "oficina", Italian "ufficio" etc. So it would seem slightly more appropriate, I think, seeing as it is the 'motherword', so to speak, of all those later forms. Right?


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

The male speaker says ”In tablīnō tū sēdēs” (in the office you a chair). The correct pronunciation is ”In tablīnō tū sedēs”.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OzXDkf
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Hm, interesting; sedes, sedetis, sedet compare to Russian [sidiš, sidite, sidit]


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

I am Russian (maybe you're too) and I noticed some more similar examples. But they say that it's just borrowings from Latin language.

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