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Best way to say "during"

Postby Quis ut Deus » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:31 pm

Quid modo optimus est dicere latine "during those years?"

"inter hos annos"

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Re: Best way to say "during"

Postby adrianus » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:55 pm

his/illis annis, in his/illis annis, per hos/illos annos

maybe these? // fortassè haec?: inter hos/illos annos, sub his/illis annis, super his/illis annis
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Re: Best way to say "during"

Postby Quis ut Deus » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:34 am

Salve Adriane!

Intellego verbum exactum "during" latine non exstare.

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Re: Best way to say "during"

Postby adrianus » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:59 am

Count ourselves lucky when we can take Latin and English words as exact synonyms.
In numerum fortunatorum sumus cum verba latina et anglica ut synonyma exacta intelleguntur.
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Re: Best way to say "during"

Postby Kasper » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:06 pm

adrianus wrote:In numerum fortunatorum sumus cum verba latina et anglica ut synonyma exacta intelleguntur.


Nec 'in numero', Adriane?
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Re: Best way to say "during"

Postby furrykef » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:10 pm

I guess that just goes to show that even the advanced among us can still make basic mistakes... :lol:
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Re: Best way to say "during"

Postby Kasper » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:22 pm

Modo rogo, care Furry, et nescio ipse :wink: . Forsitan doctus Adrianus bene dixit vos inlaturos esse in numerum illum fortunatorum, si quidem exacta synonyma inveniatis.
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Re: Best way to say "during"

Postby adrianus » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:56 am

It's easy for me to say I made a mistake because I make so many, but when I wrote "In numerum fortunatorum sumus" I thought I was using "in" + acc. + "esse" to mean "we enter into the number of the fortunate when". I saw it before in Ainsworth but can't find the reference (unless I'm again making a mistake) and know it from "in mentem mihi est". L&S calls it a "pregnant construction". See http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... ntry%3Din1

Facile est mihi dicere me erravisse , toties erravi, et toties futurò errabo. Sic autem in scribendo, in mentem mihi erat constructionem quandam anteà apud Ainsworth visam nunc perditam (nisi iterùm fallor) aemulare, quae constructio apud L&S gravida vocatur.

L&S, http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3Din1 wrote:7. Sometimes with esse, habere, etc., in is followed by the acc. (constr. pregn.), to indicate a direction, aim, purpose, etc. (but v. Madvig. Gram. § 230, obs. 2, note, who regards these accusatives as originating in errors of pronunciation); so, esse in potestatem alicujus, to come into and remain in one's power: esse in mentem alicui, to come into and be in one's mind: esse in conspectum, to appear to and be in sight: esse in usum, to come into use, be used, etc.
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Re: Best way to say "during"

Postby furrykef » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:56 am

Well, shoot. You may be right. This language has no end of crazy little features, does it? :lol: I'd thought for sure it should be ablative because it could be read as "We are among the fortunate when a Latin word and an English one can be understood as exact synonyms." But I'd never heard of the accusative being used that way before.
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Re: Best way to say "during"

Postby Quis ut Deus » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:25 pm

In numerum fortunatorum sum ob multos amicos peritos in hoc situ Textkit habere! :D :D :D

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Re: Best way to say "during"

Postby adrianus » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:19 pm

So much can be accomplished with ropes and pullies.
Tanta per usum funium trochlearumque fieri possunt.
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