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Quia or Quod

Postby mariek » Sun Jul 13, 2003 1:11 am

What's the difference between QUIA and QUOD? They both mean "beacuse". Can you use them interchangeably?
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Re:Quia or Quod

Postby benissimus » Sun Jul 13, 2003 2:54 am

They are more or less the same. I'm sure there is some small distinction, but I am not yet literate enough to notice it. "Quod", however, can also mean "what", so Quia would be less ambiguous in certain situations.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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Re:Quia or Quod

Postby Magistra » Sun Jul 13, 2003 2:25 pm

Just as we have synonyms in English, they exist in Latin. Does it really matter whether we say because or since?<br /><br />Because/ it's raining, we'll stay indoors. <br /><br />Both indicate that the rain is the cause of not leaving the house.<br /><br />Magistra
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Re:Quia or Quod

Postby mariek » Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:54 pm

I guess it's personal preference which one someone decides to use. I should stick with "quia" to avoid any misunderstandings.<br /><br />I'm still confused by those interrogative pronouns. I still haven't distinguished the difference between "cui" and "cuius" and I haven't yet figured out which noun forms to use in such questions. I definitely need more practice.<br />
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Re:Quia or Quod

Postby benissimus » Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:55 pm

cuius means "whose"<br />cui means "to whom"
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Re:Quia or Quod

Postby mariek » Mon Jul 14, 2003 1:25 am

I've seen two sentences using "cuius" in the book:<br />1. Cuius filia est Diana?<br />2. Cuius filiae laborant?<br /><br />I understand the first one. But I don't understand why it is "filiae" in the 2nd one.<br /><br /><br />So let's say I want to say "whose victory did the girl announce?"<br />Would that be : "Cuius victoriam puella nuntiat?"<br /><br />And let's say I want to say "To whom did the girl give a wreath?"<br />Would that be : "Cui coronam puella dat?"<br />
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Re:Quia or Quod

Postby bingley » Mon Jul 14, 2003 2:31 am

I've seen two sentences using "cuius" in the book:<br />1. Cuius filia est Diana?<br />2. Cuius filiae laborant?<br /><br />I understand the first one. But I don't understand why it is "filiae" in the 2nd one.<br />
<br /><br />The 2nd one means "Whose daughters are working?". There are two or more daughters of one person.<br /><br />Quorum filiae laborant = "Whose daughters are working?" where they are the daughters of more than one person.<br /><br />Quarum filiae laborant = "Whose daughters are working?" where they are the daughters of more than one woman.
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Re:Quia or Quod

Postby mariek » Mon Jul 14, 2003 5:28 am

[quote author=bingley link=board=3;threadid=245;start=0#1346 date=1058149913][/quote]Quorum filiae laborant = "Whose daughters are working?" where they are the daughters of more than one person.<br /><br />Quarum filiae laborant = "Whose daughters are working?" where they are the daughters of more than one woman.<br /><br />Quorum and Quarum ... I haven't learned these yet, but I see there are subtle differences in the two! ... more stuff to look forward to. :) <br />
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