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Meus and Tuus

Postby Feles in silva » Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:23 pm

I thought that the gen. pl of meus was meorum, but a saw in a dictionary it mention gen. pl = meum, but it also had a use for meorum. Which is correct, or am I missing something?

Also, it the voc. sg. for tuus "tue"?
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Postby Turpissimus » Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:34 pm

(From Teach Yourself Latin Ch 3.1/3)

In both declensions (that is, 1st and 2nd) an older form of the genitive plural in -um is occasionally found, especially in poetry: genus agricolum (a race of farmers)

Lucretius' De Rerum Natura has the phrase hominum divomque voluptas near the beginning of the first book. This is a version of phrase hominum divumque voluptas (u often changes to o after v), and means pleasure of gods and men.

Also according to ty latin, although the vocative masculine singular of meus is mi, the vocative masculine singular of tuus does not exist or is not attested.

So my advice would be, don't worry about it.
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Postby cweb255 » Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:36 pm

First of all, meum is the abbreviated form of meorum, quite common in Latin. Just read some poetry.

And how can you have a vocative singular form of "your"? I guess in something like "Your Majesty!" but then your is modifying majesty and "Maximus Tuus!" or something like that, since majesty isn't technically modifying the person of your.
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