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Diana sagittas portat et feras necat

Postby Cathexis » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:27 pm

If this question is REAL dumb please put it down to being a total Newbie but;

If, "Diana sagittas portat et feras necat" means, "Diana carries arrows & kills wild beasts"
then why is necat not necant ?

The above example is from pg. 18, Lesson IV and is the caption to the page illustration.
I am guessing the answer is; So that the two verbs portat & necat will agree with the subject
"Diana" which is nominative singular and that it looks odd to me because I am wrongly trying
to get necat to agree with "feras" which is (apparently) in the accusative plural.

Am I right??

[I got hung up on this some because the illustration only shows a single "feras" looking like
some kind a monster weasel, IMHO].
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Re: Diana sagittas portat et feras necat

Postby ingrid70 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:32 pm

You are completely right ;-).

Diana is indeed the singular subject, as you can see from the fact, that in English the verb is in the singular too (carries, kills).

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Re: Diana sagittas portat et feras necat

Postby Cathexis » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:58 pm

Thank You :!:

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