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16:25 Aug 30, 2008
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO] Other
English term or phrase:we shall destroy all of our enemies
Explanation: 'Inimicos' refers to one's personal enemies. If you are referring to public or national enemies, you would say, 'omnes hostes nostros perdemus'.
I have employed the accusative forms ending in '-es', but during the best period i-stem adjectives of the third declension exhibited '-is' more often than '-es' in the accusative plural; likewise for the substantive 'hostis', '(public) enemy'.
Finally, Latin does not use a partitive genitive after 'omnis' ('all') but agrees with the substantive modified in gender, number, and case.
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