Language Structure Problems


Using the data below, determine if Latin is a head-initial or head-final language. Discuss how you made this determination and what (if any) conflicting data did you encountered. (Remember that to make this determination, you should examine the order of noun and adjective, of object and verb and the use of pre- vs. post-positions.)

1. Domina cartam confirmat.
The lady confirms the charter.

2. Ego terram do.
I give/donate the land

3. Domine cartas dant.
The ladies give the charters.

4. Regina cartam confirmat.
The queen confirms the charter.

5. Ego regina sum.
I am the queen.

6. nova carta
the new charter

7. iuxta ecclesiam
beside the church