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SUUS is not ambigous

Postby blutoonwithcarrotandnail » Fri May 29, 2009 7:12 pm

SUUS is not ambigous

does this mean that either way due to context you will know whether it is
really reflexive or not? if context does not indicate if it is reflexive than
the grammar structure will

thanks.
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Re: SUUS is not ambigous

Postby adrianus » Fri May 29, 2009 8:29 pm

Yes (in my opinion). "Suus" refers to the subject of the sentence (in most cases) and, in that sense, it is not usually ambiguous. It can be less obvious what the pronoun "eius" refers to, because that will be (or can be) something outside the sentence often.
Rectè dicis (meâ sententiâ). "Suus" subjecti rationem in sententiâ (plerumquè) ducit et, hâc causâ, ambiguum non est (rarò, certé). Minùs certum sit quod indicet "eius" pronomen, quià saepè aliquid extra sententiam erit illa res (vel esse poterit).
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.
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