1. Sitis Perpetua New Member

    I am familiar with the common Latin phrase ego sum, as it relates to "I am" in terms of a state of being. However, I am curious how the phrase should be modified when the word "alone" solus is added. Should it be some form of:

    Solus ego sum

    or should a word be dropped in a sort of hybrid fashion, viz., solus sum, where the person is implied?

    Cheers!
  2. AoM nulli numeri

    • Civis Illustris
    The first is a little odd with solus first like that, but not wrong. The second's fine as well. Latin syntax is pretty flexible.
  3. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
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    Belgium
    I don't think so.
  4. AoM nulli numeri

    • Civis Illustris
    Yeah, the pronoun sandwiched like that was just a little jarring to me.
  5. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    I think it's normal enough a word order, especially if solus is to be somewhat emphasized.
  6. AoM nulli numeri

    • Civis Illustris
    I guess the 'weirdest' would be sum solus ego.

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