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Re: Weekly Vocab #1.1.1 (repost #1)

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Friday, August 25, 2006, 21:00
>> Elliott Lash wrote:
>> Is it not a rule of Latin grammar that Neuter Plurals >> can be used with a singular verb, since the -a comes >> from a collective plural marker....perhaps related to >> the feminine singular nominative -a.
> Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> No, I just did not pay attention, sorry. I think Greek has the > type of agreement Elliott describes, but I don't know whether it > was found in Latin. I should probably correct the line for the > next post on next Friday then.
I did some googling (it took me a while) but finally found a site that confirms what Elliott said. My hasty mistake. No need to correct the line, Henrik. However, I do wonder if this was an obligatory agreement or if either singular or plural could be used. Charlie


Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>