Textkit Logo

Quo modo Q neque vocalem neque consonantem?

Here's where you can discuss all things Latin. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get translation help and more!

Moderator: thesaurus

Quo modo Q neque vocalem neque consonantem?

Postby pmda » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:45 am

Quo modo Q neque vocalem neque consonantem? Hic dicit Orberg in Cap. XXXIV LLPSI.
pmda
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 1041
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:15 am

Re: Quo modo Q neque vocalem neque consonantem?

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:05 am

Ipse dixit? Quae sunt ipsius verba?

Littera Q sine ullo dubio consonans est. In versibus autem litterae QV, quae sunt consonantes duae, pro una stant, ut una constat muta cum liquida (e.g. T et R).

Ergo:

... Ītălĭ|ām fā|tō prŏfŭ|gūs lā|vīniăque | vēnit
mihi iussa capessere fas est
Sceptra Tenens
Textkit Member
 
Posts: 148
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:46 am
Location: Loca feta furentibus austris

Re: Quo modo Q neque vocalem neque consonantem?

Postby adrianus » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:55 pm

Orberg, LLPSI, ch xxxiv, §229 wrote:"Syllaba brevis est quae in vocalem brevem (a,e,i,o,u) desinit; quae desinit in vocalem longam (ā, ē, ī, ō, ū) aut in diphthongum (ae, oe, au, ei, ui) aut in consonantem (b, c, d, f, g, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, x) syllaba longa est."

Hîc q littera in consonantum tabulâ non includitur quod nulla syllaba in q litteram latinè desinere potest. Manet autem consonans haec littera. Meliùs, ut opinor, scripsisset "ut" ante hanc consonantum tabulam vel nullum ante, ne eam inclusisset inter parentheses (seu uncas).

Here he doesn't include q in the list of consonants because a syllable can't end in q in Latin. It remains a consonant, however. Better, I think, if he had put nothing or "as" before the list, rather than put it in brackets.
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.
adrianus
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 3270
Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:45 pm


Return to Learning Latin

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 72 guests