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Simple question about 'vadere' and 'ire'

Postby Quis ut Deus » Sat May 02, 2009 2:20 pm

Are the two interchangeable?

For example, can I say "i cum matre tua" and "vade cum matre tua?"

How about "In llam urbem it" vs. "In illam urbem vadit."

Also, the famous phrase "Quo vadis?"

Could we substitute "vadis" for "is" as in "Quo is?"

Thanks again folks.

Gratias tibi ago amici et amicae!

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Re: Simple question about 'vadere' and 'ire'

Postby adrianus » Sat May 02, 2009 2:40 pm

Salve Quis ut Deus
If there were a race, "vado" would win. In other circumstances they're synonyms, several dictionaries say.
Si cursus sit, "vado" vincat. Aliis in locis, secundùm complura dictionaria, sunt synonyma.
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Re: Simple question about 'vadere' and 'ire'

Postby Quis ut Deus » Sun May 03, 2009 12:05 am

I got it. Thanks a lot.

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Re: Simple question about 'vadere' and 'ire'

Postby Lucus Eques » Sun May 03, 2009 2:53 am

"Vadere" has connotations "ire" does not, such as rushing, hurrying, etc.
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Re: Simple question about 'vadere' and 'ire'

Postby benissimus » Sun May 03, 2009 11:59 am

I would say the basic distinction is that vado means originally to go with purpose, and you can tell how close they are in meaning by the fact that they merged in the Romance languages. Also, vado is a lot rarer than eo in classical Latin (I've almost never seen it outside of poetry).
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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