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Aliquis vs. Quisquam

Postby Lumen_et_umbra » Sat Aug 30, 2003 6:50 pm

Was anyone else confused by A&G's explanation of the difference between aliquis and quisquam? It goes something like this:<br /><br />
<br />Iustitia numquam nocet cuiquam. Justice never does harm to anybody.<br /> [alicui would mean to somebody who possesses it.]<br />
<br /><br />That is more or less the extent to which he explains their differences. (i.e., that is his best explanation of the few.)
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Re:Aliquis vs. Quisquam

Postby Moerus » Tue Sep 02, 2003 2:48 pm

quisquam is used in negative statements and also in senteces with a negative connotation. <br /><br />In your example cuiquam is used, cause it's a negative sentence (cf. numquam). <br />
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Re:Aliquis vs. Quisquam

Postby Lumen_et_umbra » Tue Sep 02, 2003 7:42 pm

Thank you; however, that information would have been useful about a three days ago! Just joking. (Though, I had already come to that knowledge.) ;)<br /><br />In all seriousness: thank you for your help. :)
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