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drewgmackie

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I remember learning this in high school, when I was taking Latin. The textbook had a picture of a coin that bore the face of some monarch. The coin identified this person as the reigning emperor of "BRITTANNIA," if I remember the spelling correctly. According to the book, the double T to pluralize the word "Britannia" --- which in this case referred to the British Isles --- in the same way that "pp" means pages. Don't know why my brain held onto this all these years, but it did.

drewgmackie October 8, 2009, 9:56am

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Isn't it the subjunctive? Isn't it saying proposing a condition contrary to fact?

drewgmackie December 19, 2007, 5:39pm

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