spiphany wrote:Swth\r wrote:No! Not at all! As I said, it is an interpretation of mine, in order to help our friend to get some more confidence.
Aren't we at risk of confusing the learner here rather than clarifying? I'm confused about the point you're trying to make here.
My sense is, blutoon's problem is not grasping the grammatical concepts; as for applying them, it's probably best to give one rule which is generally valid and stick with it, even if there may be exceptions in the Latin authors.
I also said...
Swth\r wrote:As it seems, any form can be used with anything... So there is no problem... We can use aither MI or MEUS, but I think using always MI is the easiest solution.
...and perhaps I should have said instead "but I think using always MI+VOCATIVE is the easiest solution"
I will say that again, as a simple advice to a new learner, because, as it seems, Adrianus and I have gone away from the first discussion.
1) I said previously that he can use MI+VOCATIVE, of MEUS+NOMINATIVE, and be always right.
2) Adrianus said that also either MI+NOMINATIVE can be found, or MEUS+VOCATIVE.
=> We can use any combination without fear of making mistake.
Is this conclusion OK?