"This work doesn't call for actions like slapping monkeys"

By Toutaric, in 'Latin Grammar Questions', Jun 1, 2018.

  1. Toutaric New Member

    In a phrase like "This work doesn't call for actions like slapping monkeys", how would one express the "like" in Latin? Would one use "similis" followed by a dative gerund? E.g., "Hoc opus non effectiones postulat similes imponendo alapas simiis"?
  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    That construction sounds unlikely to me.

    Quale + infinitive sounds most likely in the way of a literal translation, but I suppose it would be good to see if it can be supported by any examples.

    Effectiones doesn't seem like a good choice for "actions", either.
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  3. Godmy A Monkey

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    ... slapping monkeys??
    Last edited by Godmy, Jun 4, 2018
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  4. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    :D:D:D

    But I doesn't call for it, Godmy, don't worry!
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