Aliquis Quisquam quispiam

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Zacharias
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Aliquis Quisquam quispiam

Post by Zacharias » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:48 pm

I've been learning Latin on my own for years. Some topics are hard to me. I can really deal with the different nuances in the meaning of ALIQUIS, QUISQUAM and QUISPIAM. Can anyone help me?

thank you from Bilbao (Spain)

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Barry Hofstetter
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Re: Aliquis Quisquam quispiam

Post by Barry Hofstetter » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:31 pm

Is Spanish your first language? If so, resources in Spanish might be more helpful.

A lot of overlap if we consider only the English glosses, but each tends toward a different context. From the OLD:

aliquis

An unspecified person, someone, anyone.

Quisquam

1 (in negative or quasi-negative context = quis2, quid, but usu. more emphatic)
a (m. or f.) Any (single) person, anyone (at all).

Quispiam

1 (especially in conditional, relative, or temporal clauses) One or other, an unspecified, some.
N.E. Barry Hofstetter
The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
καὶ σὺ τὸ σὸν ποιήσεις κἀγὼ τὸ ἐμόν. ἆρον τὸ σὸν καὶ ὕπαγε.

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