sapz wrote:I just saw that "imperat" and "paret" accept a dative after them, like "Dux exercitui imperat" or "Iulius servo imperat", where the dative declares the recipient of the order (nominative gives an order to dative), so I was wondering: does it apply to "iubet" or "dicit" as well?
It seems logical that "Iulius filio dormire dicit" would be a correct structure, but in the case of "iubet" I've seen the sentence "Dominus servum discedere iubet", where "servum" takes the accusative.
// You're rightdicere
-->"Julius filio dormire dicit"
= "Julius tells [to] his son to sleep."Julius filium dormire dicit"
= Julius says his son is sleeping."Julius ut filius dormiat dicit"
= Julius says his son is sleeping.
The infinitive takes an accusative as its subject in reported speech.Modus infinitivus accusativo casui ut subjecto suo per orationem obliquam servit.jubere
-->qui jubet eos foràs exire
= someone orders them to go outsidequi jubet ut ei foràs exeant
= = someone orders them to go outsidequi jubet eos aliquid
= someone orders them somethingqui jubet ei aliquid
= someone orders something to/on/upon anotherqui jubet ei foràs exire
= someone orders him to go outside"Dominus servum discedere iubet"
= "The master orders that the servant go now."
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.