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Well, to start with, they aren't actually the same "word", as they have a different vowel. The e in -ne is short whilst the e in ne is long. Also, the non-enclitic ne is not primarily an interrogative word at all but a subordinating conjunction that introduces negative clauses that would be introduced by ut if not negative (though the other way around with ...


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It can mean either, though I would usually say "food" or "dish" instead of "meal". There's not much semantic difference between the singular and the plural; both refer to a vague quantity of "food" rather than a single specific item (just like your French example). A quick corpus search indicates that it's somewhat more common in the singular than in the ...


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I noticed that nobody has answered this yet, so I decided to make an attempt myself (despite also being a student). Apologies for any mistakes, this is my first time answering a question on here. I am not aware of any way to specifically say "are too strong", but I think the sentence below has a similar sense using nimium. I also used potentiae rather than ...


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