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Some elementary questions from LLPSI Exercitia II

Postby pmda » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:28 am

I have a couple of elementary questions concerning grammar - from Exercitia II of LLPSI. See below question 13 from Exercitia 11 and my answers below. For reference I have given Orberg's answers in square brackets [ ].

13 Quid Creusa Aeneae promisit?

Creusa ei promisit ut terram uxoremque novam regiam ei daretur cum in Italiam aveheretur.

Assuming I'm not using 'et' but 'que' after 'uxorem' should I also use 'que' after its qualifying adjectives 'novam' and 'regiam'? -- uxoremque novamque regiamque ?

Is it right to use the imperfect subjunctive here when Creusa is promising him things in the future...? My guess is that it is...

[Creusa ei in Hesperia regnum et regiam coniugem promisit.]
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Re: Some elementary questions from LLPSI Exercitia II

Postby Nesrad » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:32 pm

Latin doesn't like placing two adjectives one beside the other. It would be better to write: "terram novamque uxorem regiam."

You cannot use -que more than twice, and even twice is rare in prose. It's usually used alone or with another copulative.

Yes, the imperfect subjunctive seems correct.
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Re: Some elementary questions from LLPSI Exercitia II

Postby pmda » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:17 pm

Gratias tibi ago.
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