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an indirect statement question

Postby Lucus Eques » Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:22 am

How would I express this?

"I hope that we see each other."

Spero nos uidere. ? or instead Nos spero nos uidere. ?

Moreover, how would I express the future, "I hope that we will see each other."? Nos spero nos uisuri esse. ?
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Postby benissimus » Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:51 am

spero is usually followed by a future infinitive in indirect speech, after all... aren't all of your examples really talking about the future, even if there is no "will" used there in English? nos spero nos uisuri would require uisuri to be accusative, and I am really skeptical of having two nos. rendering "each other" can be really difficult in Latin in many situations. I am taking your "see each other" as a colloquialism for "meet" or "come together", which is really not very different in meaning. I would say:

spero nos obuiam uenturos or contingit, spero, ut obuiam ueniamus

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Postby amans » Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:02 pm

How about:

spes mea est ut inter nos uideamus

spes mea est ut inter nos uisuri simus


I know I use another idiom here, but I reckon the inter nos could also be used with the examples you already have, Luke.

Or perhaps you could go:

spes mea est ut inuicem uideamus

spero ut inuicem uisuri simus


Interesting topic.
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