Man of Culture
Venus and vēnus, moror and mōror.
There's also fodit vs fōdit.I had also wondered whether there might be any homonyms-but-for-length in form between present and perfect, and there have been several examples of that posted.
Is vēnus found in the nominative? I've only ever seen it in the accusative or ablative, and those forms aren't ambiguous with any form of Vĕnus.Venus and vēnus, moror and mōror.
I think you have your vill- stems the wrong way around - at least, my textbook says that a (country) house is a vīlla with long i.Apparently there have been determined to be a few minimal pairs where the distinguishing length is a hidden quantity, e.g. lŭstrum ('bog'/'morass') vs lūstrum (an expiatory sacrifice or period of five years) and vĭllīs (dat./abl. plur, of villa) vs vīllīs (dat./abl/ plur. of vīllus).
This source says it's short in villa, but I'm not sure how it's been determined to be one way or the other. You can perhaps now see why dictionaries tend to be gun-shy about marking hidden quantities.I think you have your vill- stems the wrong way around - at least, my textbook says that a (country) house is a vīlla with long i.
Yeah, I was just picking fun.Well, everyone knows that pretty much every one knows what "lol"
The JCL is pretty popular in the United States! I figured it would be known among Latinists.It's as if, say, I was on some other forum and referred to "LD" for Latin Discussion, whereas many people reading me were unlikely to know what I was talking about.
Ah. Well...The JCL is pretty popular in the United States! I figured it would be known among Latinists.