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Grammar confusion

Postby Asmodeus » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:07 pm

Hi fellow Latin enthusiasts,

I've a short grammar question. As Qua is in the name of and Securitas, Securitatis is security, I'm a bit confused how to join those two words. My intended phrase is "in the name of security", I was thinking along the lines of Qua Securitatem. Can you please help me out with grammar clarification on the matter ?

Thank you in advance

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Re: Grammar confusion

Postby adrianus » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:08 am

Adverbium non praepositio est qua vocabulum (etiamsi e pronomine ablativo casu feminini generis), Asmodee. Casus securitatis nominis a parte in sententiâ pendet, ut opinor.
Qua is an adverb (albeit from the ablative feminine pronoun) not a preposition, Asmodeus. The case of the noun depends on its role in the sentence, I say.
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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