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If you want to modify an adjective that modifies a noun, the word you need is tam instead of talis. For example, virgo tam pulchra would be "such a pretty girl". If you use talis instead, the girl is both "pretty" and "such". The word talis only modifies nouns directly, so it can't be used for your purpose.


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φρήν, stem φρεν-, reflects a Proto-Indo-European root (straightforwardly *bʰren-, though *gʷʰren- has also been posited) in the e-grade, -φρων, stem -φρον-, has the same root in the o-grade. In both cases here the vowel is lengthened due to Szemerényi's law, a PIE sound law which holds that *-VRs > *-VːR—that is, if a vowel is followed by a resonant and ...


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