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I am a newbie to learn Latin,and I got a question today.

Postby limuzi » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:56 am

For example:

Puella Dianae coronam dat quia Dianam amat.

Translations:

1.The girl gives Diana a wreath,because the girl loves Diana.

2.The girl gives Diana a wreath,because Diana loves the wreath.

so,my question is above,which tranlation is correct?

PS:
as my thought,the first one is right,because there is only one subject case-- "puella".
and if translate to "because Diana loves the wreath" then I think the sentence will be "quia Diana coronam amat."

am I right?
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Postby cdm2003 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:16 pm

You are correct...note that Diana is in the accusative after quia, which means that the goddess is the direct object of the clause. Igitur, the girl loves Diana. Your translation of the second is also just right.

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Postby limuzi » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:58 pm

thank you,CDM2003!
I was so confused with this probelem yesterday,
and now I'm so glad that you told me the answers,thank you!


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