How to say yes or no, and please, in Cicero's tongue
Note: I will add more tomorrow
I want to share this, I've found this very interesting paragraph in an old French Latin book, I will edit this post if I found other interesting on the topic.
If you have addition, I will include them, but only if you have a source, that can be checked.
Answering yes or no to a question:
"In lieu of repeating the question, it's possible to:
-to express "yes", using the affirmative adverbs:
= all meaning "yes".
To express the negation, using negative adverbs:
-non Hercle vero
-nihil vero minus
-non ita est
= all meaning "no".
I go to bed, so I'll had the sources tomorrow.
-Si tibi placet = literally if it pleases you = like the French "s'il te plaît".
-Si vis (if you want)
-Quaeso, literally I beg (you).
-amabo te, Literally I will love you (if you do that)
yes all of these could mean yes but, no? just think about it, none is a universal answer and every single one of them need context. What's the point of writing a list which can never be complete or correct? You learn the meaning of those words/expressions separately and then maybe use them in replies accordingly to what you want to answer. This, I'm sorry doesn't make any sense...