Dux quod legatus dixerat memineram

English translation: There must be something wrong...

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Latin term or phrase:Dux quod legatus dixerat memineram
English translation:There must be something wrong...
Entered by: Egmont

04:11 Feb 27, 2002
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Education / Pedagogy / school
Latin term or phrase: Dux quod legatus dixerat memineram
Dux quod legatus dixerat memineram sed illi non parui
jennifer lucas
There must be something wrong...
Explanation:
The syntax may be wrong, Jennifer. Please check the spelling. As it is now it sounds like:

"A general which an ambassador had said I had remembered but that I did not appear".

Doesn't make much sense...

Flavio
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Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
Spain
Local time: 17:51
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Thank you for your help, but after discussion with my latin teacher I found that there is an appositive that was overlooked which was causing me some troubles. Dux is in apposition to the "I" implied with memineram. This is the translation that we finally decided on...in case you are interested:
I, remembering that which the ambassador had said, but I did not obey. (Which still doesn't sound great)
I just wanted to reply to tell you thanks for your help.
Feel free to e-mail me with any other ideas.
Sincerely,
Jennifer
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4 +1There must be something wrong...
Flavio Ferri-Benedetti


  

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There must be something wrong...


Explanation:
The syntax may be wrong, Jennifer. Please check the spelling. As it is now it sounds like:

"A general which an ambassador had said I had remembered but that I did not appear".

Doesn't make much sense...

Flavio

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
Spain
Local time: 17:51
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PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thank you for your help, but after discussion with my latin teacher I found that there is an appositive that was overlooked which was causing me some troubles. Dux is in apposition to the "I" implied with memineram. This is the translation that we finally decided on...in case you are interested:
I, remembering that which the ambassador had said, but I did not obey. (Which still doesn't sound great)
I just wanted to reply to tell you thanks for your help.
Feel free to e-mail me with any other ideas.
Sincerely,
Jennifer

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