Disputatio:Robertus Marley

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In my opinion it would be better to move this to Robertus Marley. Anyone disagree? --Iustinus 23:17 mar 4, 2005 (UTC)

Iamaicani vs. Iamaicanae[fontem recensere]

The original author wrote Reggae Iamaicani. A recent editor has changed this to Reggae Iamaicanae. Now, I have to say I have no idea how to best Latinize the word "Reggae", but two possibilities immediately suggest themselves:

  1. reggae indecl. n. > reggae Iamaicani
  2. reggae -arum f.pl. > reggarum Iamaicanarum

Now, reggae Iamaicanae implies regga -ae f., which is also a possibility, but probably not the best one. There are also some silly options like reggaë -es f. or -is n. I have a feeling that at the Lexington Conventiculum someone would suggest musica reggistica. --Iustinus 05:22 mar 5, 2005 (UTC)

Elsewhere, Myces has suggested treating Reggae as an adjective, reggaeus -a -um, which is an excellent suggestion. That's probably how we should do it.

Anyway, Myces, you also decided the adjective refers back to Marley himself. In the context this makes sense, since we usually give someone's nationality in the opening sentence. I guess I just made the mistake of assuming the original author had deliberately put it in the genitive. --Iustinus 18:55 mar 5, 2005 (UTC)

I meant to know of a form called reggae -ae f. Why not this form? Aren't there some latin words which have the termination "-ae" in the nominative as well as in the genitive? Otherwise, I would take the form reggae indecl. n., which I already took when I wrote the article. -- CdaMVvWgS 13:23 mar 7, 2005 (UTC)
I can't think of any nouns in -ae -ae... there are of course -a -ae and -ae -arum. --Iustinus 09:24 mar 13, 2005 (UTC)