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"Patronum visitamus."

Translation:We visit the patron.

January 29, 2020

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

Is the Latin "v" really supposed to be pronounced like "w" in English?


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

In the reconstructed Classical Pronunciation (which is what Duolingo uses), yes.

The notes mention this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert485433

In French 'Patron" is the owner or boss (generally in any workplace, but said of a restaurant , bar, cafe, etc).

In English it is copy/paste: "An example of a patron is a person who goes to eat at the same restaurant every week. An example of a patron is a wealthy lady who gives a lot of money to a small local art gallery. One who protects or supports; a defender. An influential, wealthy person who supported an artist, craftsman, a scholar or a noble."

interesting to see how Latin went from European common speech, but in English to either a more sophisticated style of speech or, in this case, a more sophisticated/leisure sector of society.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SGuthrie0

Sorry, but I don't understand your last paragraph


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert485433

what is your native language? i will answer with specifics.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mehtap0800

Well, consider how many words of Latin origin only entered England with the Norman (French) invasion. Thereafter, words of Latin/French extraction were used by the higher classes and those of Germanic or maybe Celtic by the lower.

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