dē nātiōnibus: pars sexta

Blog entry posted by Siegfried Zaytsev, Dec 30, 2017.

(diē Saturnī, ante diem tertium kalendās iānuāriās annō bis mīllēsimō septimō decimō post Christum nātum)
  • Bulgaria est nātiō in Eurōpā orientālī cuius caput est Serdica. In Bulgariā septuāgiēns centēna mīlia hominum habitant.
  • Francia est rēs pūblica in Eurōpā occidentālī sita. Caput Franciae est Lutetia. In Franciā septuāgiēns ac sēscentiēns centēna mīlia hominum habitant.
  • Germānia quoque in Eurōpā occidentālī sita est. Caput Germāniae est Berolinum. In Germānia vīciēns acatque octingentiēs centēna mīlia hominum habitant.
  • Iaponia est nātiō in Asiā orientālī sita. In Iaponiā centum vīgintī sex miliōnēs hominum habitant.
  • Russia est nātiō slavica magna. In Russiā centum quadrāgintā septem miliōnēs hominum habitant.
  • Mexicum est cīvitās in parte austrālī Americae Septentriōnālis sita. In Mexicō centum vīgintī quattuor miliōnēs hominum habitant.
  • Irānia est cīvitās in Asiā occidentālī sita. In Irāniā deciēns acatque octingentiēs centēna mīlia hominum habitant.
  • Brasilia est maxima Americae Austrālis cīvitās. In Brasiliā ducentae et octō miliōnēs hominum habitant.
Siegfried Zaytsev

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Practicing writing in Latin. Please point out mistakes if you notice any. Thanks!
  1. Pacifica
    Hmm, yes, Google Books yields results in both genders, though the masculine seems slightly more frequent. Sorry, the word just looks so masculine (as all words in -io that I can think of that aren't verbal nouns, are masculine).
  2. Siegfried Zaytsev
    Thank you, Pācifica! Regarding "miliō", I relied on Latin Wiktionary for information on its gender: https://la.wiktionary.org/wiki/milio.
    And Latin Wikipedia seems to be undecided on this point: https://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decies_centena_milia.
  3. Pacifica
    "vīciēns ac octingentiēs"
    "deciēns ac octingentiēs"

    In good Latin, the form "ac" is never used before vowels, so you should use "atque" there.

    "ducentae et octō miliōnēs": that should be "ducenti", in agreement with "miliones", which is masculine.

 

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