Latin Grammar Dilemma
|From:||Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 27, 2002, 23:14|
I was considering to keep Classical Latin's neat "accusativus cum
infinitivo" construction alive in Jovian, e.g.
Vou ti ere condinda.
[vow ti e:r kAn"dind@]
I_want thee be happy.
"I want you to be happy."
However, there seems to be a potential for misunderstandings if the
infinitive is a transitive verb, e.g.
Vou ti esser.
[vow ti "ess@r]
I_want thee eat.
Should that be parsed as "I want you to eat" or "I want to eat
Does Latin have this ambiguity too? If so, I might just let the
AcI die out and continue using the preposition |ud| like English
"that" or German "dass".
-- Christian Thalmann