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"The five girls sleep."

Translation:Quinque puellae dormiunt.

July 8, 2020



Where does the 'u' come from in 'dormiunt'? The way I understand it is you add '-nt' to the stem ('dormi-' in this case) which would make 'dormint'...


Like other natural languages, Latin doesn't always follow a standard rigid pattern. There are some quirks to the pattern that can pop up.

I don't know the full reason as to why it is that way. Best I can guess is that it is to do with how the language evolved.

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