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Old October 20, 2010, 06:14 AM
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Order of a sentence

I want to say:

el característico mando jerárquico romano.

the Roman characteristic command-hierarchy or
the characteristic Roman command-hierarchy?

I'm confused now.

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Old October 20, 2010, 06:37 AM
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I want to say:

el característico mando jerárquico romano.

the Roman characteristic command-hierarchy or
the characteristic Roman command-hierarchy?

I'm confused now.

Thanks.
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Old October 20, 2010, 07:25 AM
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Gracias, chileno. Me gustaría tenerlo tan claro como tú.
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Old October 20, 2010, 07:30 AM
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I want to say:

el característico mando jerárquico romano.

the Roman characteristic command-hierarchy or
the characteristic Roman command-hierarchy?

I'm confused now.

Thanks.
the characteristic Roman command-hierarchy is OK, although I would say the characteristic Roman army hierarchy. (In an army, the hierarchy is implicitly a command heirarchy)
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Old October 20, 2010, 07:35 AM
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That sounds much better. Thanks.
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En "mando jerárquico" ¿no es "jerárquico" un adjetivo? Es decir que "hierarchical command" sería más literal.
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I think so too,

... el característico mando jerárquico romano.

"...the typical Roman army's hierarchical command." ?
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Old October 21, 2010, 01:51 AM
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No sé, ya me he hecho un lío.
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Old October 21, 2010, 02:39 AM
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Bueno, revísalo con calma... (o dinos lo que te lía y te ayudamos a desliarte)

There are more examples in the net, like

The army's hierarchical command structure and appointment of military 'monitors' in all civil ministries
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Old October 21, 2010, 02:58 AM
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Creo que lo voy a dejar como está :

The most damaging development was a loosening of (...) and the characteristic Roman army hierarchy.

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