Re: Weekly Vocab #1.1.1 (repost #1)
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 25, 2006, 20:05|
Elliott Lash writes:
> 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.
> --- caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
> > > Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> > > Fiat verba!
> > Should that not be "fiant verba"?
> > Charlie
Well, I think it was a graecism. :-P
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.