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"Patronum visitamus."

Translation:We visit the patron.

January 29, 2020



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


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

The notes mention this.


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.


Sorry, but I don't understand your last paragraph


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


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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