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relative seldom repeated

Postby tangen » Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:52 am

Goodwin & Gulick 1039 say 'A relative [pronoun] is seldom repeated *in a new case* in the same sentence. Either it is omitted and understood in the latter part of the sentence, or a personal or demonstrative pronoun takes its place.' -- but they give only a few examples.

Does anyone know of a fuller treatment?

Many thanks
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Postby chad » Fri Apr 23, 2004 6:04 am

hi tangen, thompson in greek prose usage explains this simply: first giving the rule you just mentioned, then this 1 exception:

The relative is repeated if the first clause is negative and the second affirmative:

[face=SPIonic]ou0k e0n w{| kei=ntai ma~llon a)ll' e0n w{| h( do/ca kataleipetai[/face]

Not the tomb in which they lie but rather that in which their glory is left behind

I think I remember Sidgwick also talking about this in the notes at the front of Greek Prose Composition, contrasting greek in this respect against latin... :)
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