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by tristle (tristle)
at September 24th, 2006 (10:38 pm)

hi
from russia, have one question for you:
its about accosativus cum infinitivo
mmm...


Scimus aquilam non captat muscas
(eagles dont capture flies or flies dont capture eagles?)

and i dunno how to make it unequivocal...
could you help me there?

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Posted by: Anon (innocentwater)
Posted at: April 18th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)

I think it would be, "We know that eagles do not desire (or capture) flies," because although the order of words in Latin usually isn't very helpful in many case, in an indirect statement it's usually true that the first word in the accusative is the subject, unless it would not make sense at all in context. It would make the most sense for eagles to not be interested in hunting (and eating) flies.

Just my advice! :)

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