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non sequitur?

Postby pmda » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:14 am

In Pensum B in Lingua Latina Cap XVIII Orberg scribit:

Vocabula 'ostium' et 'ianua' eandem rem significant; lingua duas res varias significat.

Sed post sententiam 'Vocabula 'ostium' et 'ianua' eandem rem significant' ...sententiam secundam 'lingua duas res varias' non-sequitur ??
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Re: non sequitur?

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:23 pm

It's saying that lingua means both "tongue" and "language", I guess. What was he writing about in that part?
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Re: non sequitur?

Postby pmda » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:50 am

Yes..but I must be translating it badly:

Vocabula 'ostium' et 'ianua' eandem rem significant

The word 'ostium' and 'ianua' mean the same thing.

so far so good. Then:

lingua duas res varias significat.

The language? / tongue? means two different things...

???

Seems like a non sequitur...
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Re: non sequitur?

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:11 pm

I would say "The words ostia and ianua mean the same thing; the word lingua has two different meanings."

I'll see whether there is some way to find what you're reading.
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Re: non sequitur?

Postby pmda » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:02 pm

Your right. It's that 'lingua' in the pensum on the PC programme doesn't have quotes around it...hence it refers to the word 'linguam'....problem solved. Many thanks.
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