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Adverbs foras, foris

Postby pmda » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:21 pm

Just to confirm something. Orberg in LLPSI uses two different adverb variants of foris, -is (f) as follows: foris (adv.) to mean 'outside the door' and foras (adv.) to mean 'out / from the door' (ut ubi Tabellarius ianitori dixit: "Prius vinci canem et sine me intrare! Noli iterum me foras in imbrem pellere!" - I do not wish to be forced out the door into the rain.

- do I have this right?
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Re: Adverbs foras, foris

Postby furrykef » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:28 pm

Forīs and forās mean "outdoors" in general -- note how both English and Latin use "doors" for the metaphor of being outside the house -- but yes, you've got the difference between the two. I'm guessing it derives from the usage of the locative and accusative, like Athēnīs "at Athens", Athēnās "to Athens" -- but forīs and forās aren't the locative and accusative of forēs. So maybe it's a vestige of Old Latin or whatever Latin's ancestor was.

Also note that "nōlī" is an imperative; "nōlī + infinitive" is generally translated as "do not..." -- so "Don't drive me out into the rain again!"
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Re: Adverbs foras, foris

Postby pmda » Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:25 pm

thanks furrykef.
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Re: Adverbs foras, foris

Postby Perseus » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:16 am

Have you seen this dedicated forum to LLPSI?
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11400
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