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    Hi sorry can anyone tell me what the plural of Colonia is? Is it one of those speical latin words with different endings?

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    (Original post by chocoholic_cat)
    Hi sorry can anyone tell me what the plural of Colonia is? Is it one of those speical latin words with different endings?

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    Probably colonius or colonus maybe evem colonian
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    coloniae
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    £10 says it's Colonium

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    (Original post by elpaw)
    coloniae
    Could be right, looks latin enough lol
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    coloniae
    Thanks everyone, think will go with coloniae swear seen that in a book somewhere before.....just cant quite remember where.... :rolleyes: me and my sucky memory
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    Just out of interest, what context are you using the word in?
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    (Original post by chimp_spanner)
    Just out of interest, what context are you using the word in?
    O its for my history, its for the use of saying how these coloniae were accommodation for retired ex-legionnaires *with examples given before hand

    So thought I would try to get the grammar right for that word =)

    Thanks for everybody's help again =)

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    (Original post by chocoholic_cat)
    Thanks everyone, think will go with coloniae swear seen that in a book somewhere before.....just cant quite remember where.... :rolleyes: me and my sucky memory
    Dative plural of colonia is 'coloniis'
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    (Original post by yawn1)
    Dative plural of colonia is 'coloniis'
    Hmm sorry to sounds dumb but what's dative plural?
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    (Original post by chocoholic_cat)
    Hmm sorry to sounds dumb but what's dative plural?
    In latin you have words that are described as either nomative or dative - which is which depends on how the singular word ends - ae, ia, etc.
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    (Original post by yawn1)
    In latin you have words that are described as either nomative or dative - which is which depends on how the singular word ends - ae, ia, etc.
    Nominative colonia
    singular Genitive coloniae
    singular. Dative coloniae
    plural. coloniis

    Hmm just found this online...coz Im using it in terms of pulral of colonia wouldn't it be coloniis then? *btw this is total guessing coz haven't done latin before =)*
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    (Original post by yawn1)
    In latin you have words that are described as either nomative or dative - which is which depends on how the singular word ends - ae, ia, etc.
    not only nominative and dative, but accusative, genetive or ablative too
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    not only nominative and dative, but accusative, genetive or ablative too
    Don't forget the vocative
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    (Original post by chocoholic_cat)
    Nominative colonia
    singular Genitive coloniae
    singular. Dative coloniae
    plural. coloniis

    Hmm just found this online...coz Im using it in terms of pulral of colonia wouldn't it be coloniis then? *btw this is total guessing coz haven't done latin before =)*
    Well done - even if you haven't done Latin your curiosity is commendable. You will do well at uni (if not there already) because you display independent learning skills!
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    Don't forget the vocative
    damn. someone take away my latin gcse. i don't deserve it.
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    (Original post by yawn1)
    Well done - even if you haven't done Latin your curiosity is commendable. You will do well at uni (if not there already) because you display independent learning skills!
    Aww thank you that's so sweet, doing As atm, hoping to go to uni....but dunno what in. Did want to do a hist degree but well I seem to be doing very badly at my hist c/work atm so given up on that trail. So might do something to do with chem

    Anyways that was so totally self-infused, so I should write coloniis?
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    (Original post by chocoholic_cat)
    Aww thank you that's so sweet, doing As atm, hoping to go to uni....but dunno what in. Did want to do a hist degree but well I seem to be doing very badly at my hist c/work atm so given up on that trail. So might do something to do with chem

    Anyways that was so totally self-infused, so I should write coloniis?
    Yep - live dangerously
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    Yep - live dangerously
    Lol thank you
 
 
 
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