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Postby pmda » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:53 am

In Orberg's LLPSI he has:

Nautae multum aquae e nave hauriunt, sed navis nimis gravis est propter merces.

I don't understand why he has 'aquae' surely he should have accusative case: 'aquam'?
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Re: Aquae

Postby Craig_Thomas » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:34 am

"Multum" is the object of "hauriunt"; "aquae" is a genitive (a particular type of genitive called the Partitive Genitive).

We might render "multum aquae hauriunt" as "they drain much of the water".
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Re: Aquae

Postby Kasper » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:33 am

Hi pmda,

multum aquae = much of water / a lot of water

Otherwise multum would have to have been multam.
“Cum ego verbo utar,” Humpty Dumpty dixit voce contempta, “indicat illud quod optem – nec plus nec minus.”
“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”
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Re: Aquae

Postby pmda » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:23 pm

Thanks to you both.
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