the word qua with no macron

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spqr
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the word qua with no macron

Post by spqr » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:25 am

What does this word without the macron mean? It's not in my dictionary.

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Re: the word qua with no macron

Post by mwh » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:00 am

What’s its context? If it follows si or ne, it will be equivalent to aliqua, feminine of aliquis, meaning someone, anyone (nom.sing.). We've had this sort of thing before, you'll remember.

But not all texts add macra, so are you sure the a is not long?

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Re: the word qua with no macron

Post by spqr » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:59 pm

You're right!!! It does follow ne. My memory must be getting bad.

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