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Latin Grammar nōnne and num (nōnne: Grammar 3 C, p. 173; num: Grammar 4 A, pp. 198 -99)
nōnne and num Languages typically have ways to indicate that a yes or a no answer is expected when a question is asked. These questions in English expect a yes answer: Don’t you like pizza? You like pizza, don’t you? tag question
nōnne and num This question in English expects a no answer: You don’t like pizza, do you? tag question
nōnne and num In Latin, nōnne is put at the beginning of a sentence that expects a yes answer nōnne mē amās? Don’t you love me? Surely you love me? You love me, don’t you?
nōnne and num In Latin, num is put at the beginning of a sentence that expects a no answer num mē amās? Surely you don’t love me? You don’t love me, do you?
tag questions… Yes—No—Yes You love me, don’t you? Yes, I do. Yes No Yes
tag questions… Yes—No—Yes You will come, won’t you? Yes, I will. Yes No Yes
tag questions… No—Yes—No You don’t love me, do you? No, I don’t. No Yes No
tag questions… No—Yes—No You won’t go to the party, will you? No, I won’t. No Yes No
nōnne Bacchidem uīdistī? You saw Bacchis, didn’t you? (Yes, I did) Yes No Yes
num Bacchidem uīdistī? You didn’t see Bacchis, did you? (No, I didn’t) No Yes No