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paraeter plus accusativus

Post by pmda » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:18 pm

In LLPSI Cap XXI Orberg has:

Vox Sexti a nullo praeter pueros audita est.

Why isn't it: Vox Sexti a nullo praeter pueris audita est. ?? Does 'praeter ' take acc. overriding the ablative ...?

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Re: paraeter plus accusativus

Post by adrianus » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:50 pm

Yes, the preposition "praeter" takes the accusative.
Iterùm, "praeter" praepositio accusativo casui servit.
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Re: paraeter plus accusativus

Post by pmda » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:30 pm

Many thanks.

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Re: paraeter plus accusativus

Post by furrykef » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:22 pm

Most prepositions take the accusative, I think, the most obvious exceptions being those that indicate motion away (ab, ex, dē), "cum", "sine", "prō", and some uses of "in". There are others, but those are the most common ones that take the ablative.

One thing that's strange is that "ante" takes the accusative and "prae" takes the ablative, even though as far as I can tell, they're synonymous.

EDIT: I just found a mnemonic for which prepositions can take the ablative: SID SPACE.
Sub
In
Dē

Sine
P
Ab
Cum
Ex

This does leave out a couple ("prae" is probably the most significant), but it's close.
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Re: paraeter plus accusativus

Post by Perseus » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:20 am

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

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