A question about the case.

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A question about the case.

Post by ivvna » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:35 pm


I am just started to learn Latin recently. It is obivious since because of what I am asking. :lol:

Could someone explains for me that what is the difference between "auctoritas" and "auctoritatis",and under what circumstances should they be used?I tried to translate them with GoogleTranslation and some Dictionary,and the result was that they both meant "authority".

In addition,if i want to use this word to name a game character,which case would be more appropriate?



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Re: A question about the case.

Post by bedwere » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:59 pm

As any good grammar should explain, auctoritas is the nominative singular case (or vocative) and auctoritatis is the genitive singular. It is the same difference that exists in English between he and his or between who and whose. We say:

he rides the horse or who rides the horse?

We do not say:

his rides the horse or whose rides the horse?

We do say:

it is his horse or whose horse is this?

For your game use the nominative case, auctoritas.

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