Wednesday, September 15, 2004

putting the 'syn' back in syntax

and here is a latin syntactical rule for you today (courtesy of allen & greenough):

A question of SIMPLE FACT, requiring the answer YES or NO, is formed by adding the enclitic -ne to the emphatic word.

as the day has gone on today and i have continued attempting to read the correspondence of augustine and paulinus, i have been further confirmed in my belief that 'quod' is the most difficult word in the latin language. perhaps this will warrant a post in futurum.

that is all for now.

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