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question about "ut"

Postby Junya » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:45 am


Et cum vidisset Iesus cogitationes eorum, dixit: Ut quid cogitatis mala in cordibus vestris?

What is this "ut" meaning? Is it like "he said <that>"?
I'm weak with "ut", and other difficult conjunctions and adverbs, since I can't grasp what they are even if I consult the dictionary.
(Is there an advice with difficult conjunctions and adverbs?)

By the way, I began reading Vulgata a month or so ago.
Reading this book with translation seems good.
My reading Latin became much fluent by reading it.
If there is no or few unknown words, I can now read Latin like Japanese or English, though the kind of texts I read now might be much easier than classical literature, I don't know.
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Postby anphph » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:31 am

It seems to be of purpose. Literally, "For what reason [ut quid]"
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Postby adrianus » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:43 pm

A grammar of the Vulgate : being an introduction to the study of the latinity of the Vulgate Bible / by W. E. Plater and H. J. White
Vide, Junya, http://septentrionalia.dreamhosters.com ... rammar.pdf (pp.119-124)
Hunc librum amabis.
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Postby Junya » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:40 am

:oops: I'm sorry Adrianus, the textkit's email notification didn't come to my mail box about your post.

Thank you Adrianus, for this grammar book. :D
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