Quarta Epistula Commūnis

Blog entry posted by Lotusbridge, Jul 20, 2015.

Sacculus meus ubi est? Sacculus meus in mēnsā non est sed sub mēnsā. In sacculo meō tandem [tantum] septu[e]m [tantum] nummi sunt. :oops:

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Learning Latin, collecting, by accident, old Latin schoolbooks. Taking it slow. Posting a daily hand-made Latin sentence for practice. It may be wrong but I'm trying :) ēāūōī
  1. Lotusbridge
    Missed that one :( (wasn't being 'nosy' enough)
  2. Pacifica
    I don't know; maybe.

    Also, you haven't corrected "septum" to "septEm".
  3. Lotusbridge
    Pacis Puella, would
    'In sacculo meō tantum septum nummi sunt!' be a correct placing for tantum when emphasising 'tantum'? I was following example word order from Lingua Latina (early chapters :) )
  4. Lotusbridge
    Awesome feedback, both! Thank you!
    I had not spotted the simple diacritics memory trick.
  5. Laurentius
    Also you are missing some diacritics, one is "in mēnsā". This one is not difficult because you just have to remember that before -ns and -nf the vowel is always long. :)
  6. Pacifica
    I see. Note that "tantum" is most usually (though not ABSOLUTELY ALWAYS) placed after the word it modifies, so here "septem tantum" would be a more usual word order than "tantum septem".
  7. Lotusbridge
    Yes, you are correct, PP. Many thanks for reviewing. I am trying to generate my sentences without reference to dictionaries and other reference material and this is making me prone to childlike errors.
  8. Pacifica

    I'm not sure what you mean with "tandem" (which means "at last", "finally"); it seems like you perhaps rather mean "septem tantum nummi sunt", "there are only seven coins"?
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