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quod scrībit

Postby pmda » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:46 pm

Hoc sciŏ: quod scrībit nūlla puella tibi!

[This I know: no girl has written to you]

This is Martial:... What I want to know is what is the purpose of 'quod' here?

It does not seem to add to the meaning or have any purpose.
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Re: quod scrībit

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:03 pm

It's basically an alternative to the AcI - I don't think it was widely used in formal contexts.
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Re: quod scrībit

Postby adrianus » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:02 pm

Nescio tam multis quid scribas, Fauste, puellis.
Hoc scio, quod scribit nulla puella tibi.

"I don't know, Faustus, what you write to so many girls.
This I do know for a fact, that no girl writes to you."

quod [indicativo cum modo] = "[for a fact] that"
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: quod scrībit

Postby pmda » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:46 am

Gratias tibi ago.
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