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Thread: Small Romani Mistake that Needs to be Corrected in Next Patch

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    Default Small Romani Mistake that Needs to be Corrected in Next Patch

    Hi,

    "Metalla Maior" - this name is incorrect.

    Since "Metalla" is neuter plural, "mines", "Metalla" needs a plural adjective. Metalla Maiores is the correct term. "Big, large scale mines".
    "Romans not only easily conquered those who fought by cutting, but mocked them too. For the cut, even delivered with force, frequently does not kill, when the vital parts are protected by equipment and bone. On the contrary, a point brought to bear is fatal at two inches; for it is necessary that whatever vital parts it penetrates, it is immersed. Next, when a cut is delivered, the right arm and flank are exposed. However, the point is delivered with the cover of the body and wounds the enemy before he sees it."

    - Flavius Vegetius Renatus (in Epitoma Rei Militari, ca. 390)

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    Default Re: Small Romani Mistake that Needs to be Corrected in Next Patch

    You're right that "Metalla Maior" is incorrect, but so is "Metalla Maiores". "Maiores" is a masculine/feminine plural adjective, while you need to have the neuter plural adjective instead, which is "Maiora".

    So the name should become "Metalla Maiora".

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    Default Re: Small Romani Mistake that Needs to be Corrected in Next Patch

    ... Yeah, indeed, you're right. My bad. In fact this class of adjectives also declines for neuter, while I thought it didn't.
    "Romans not only easily conquered those who fought by cutting, but mocked them too. For the cut, even delivered with force, frequently does not kill, when the vital parts are protected by equipment and bone. On the contrary, a point brought to bear is fatal at two inches; for it is necessary that whatever vital parts it penetrates, it is immersed. Next, when a cut is delivered, the right arm and flank are exposed. However, the point is delivered with the cover of the body and wounds the enemy before he sees it."

    - Flavius Vegetius Renatus (in Epitoma Rei Militari, ca. 390)

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    Default Re: Small Romani Mistake that Needs to be Corrected in Next Patch

    ... In fact it's only the substantive noun that doesn't have a neuter declesion. But in fact, as an adjective, this class declines to all genders.
    "Romans not only easily conquered those who fought by cutting, but mocked them too. For the cut, even delivered with force, frequently does not kill, when the vital parts are protected by equipment and bone. On the contrary, a point brought to bear is fatal at two inches; for it is necessary that whatever vital parts it penetrates, it is immersed. Next, when a cut is delivered, the right arm and flank are exposed. However, the point is delivered with the cover of the body and wounds the enemy before he sees it."

    - Flavius Vegetius Renatus (in Epitoma Rei Militari, ca. 390)

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