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Postby elduce » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:29 pm

How did the Romans say that something was "going to" occur? such as "I'm going to leave." Abiturus sum?

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Postby Lucus Eques » Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:12 am

Exactly. :-) The future infinitive is used. Macte, amice.

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Postby elduce » Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:50 pm

Luce,
Cito responsisti; cito gratias ago.

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Postby Lucus Eques » Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:26 pm

Ac cito et benigne accipio.

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Postby fierywrath » Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:43 am

Lucus Eques wrote:Exactly. :-) The future infinitive is used. Macte, amice.

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have you learned future periphrastic or active periphrastic because future infinitive doesnt mean im going to leave
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Postby bellum paxque » Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:54 pm

fierywrath is technically correct. The future infinitive, after all, would be abiturus esse. In your Ave Caesar quote*, Luce, we have a future active participle; with a form of esse, it is known as the active periphrastic (at least according to M&F).

Still, there's more to Latin than terms.

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Postby Lucus Eques » Fri Dec 23, 2005 3:17 pm

Ah! indeed. I am admittedly weak on the terminology.
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