On Principles and Methods in Latin Syntax

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C. Scribner's sons, 1901 - Latin language - 232 pages
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Page iii - University, a series of volumes has been prepared by a number of the Professors and Instructors, to be issued in connection with the Bicentennial Anniversary, as a partial indication of the character of the studies in which the University teachers are engaged.
Page 53 - Grundriss, or in Lindsay's Latin Language, where large masses of facts which defy classification are brought together, furnishes convincing evidence that irregularity and absence of system are not merely occasional, but are the fundamental characteristics of Latin form-building." When Latin became a literary language in the third century BC, its case system was already withering away. The old instrumental, if it ever had a use, had merged with the ablative, when the latter was coalescing with the...
Page 102 - ... but it is correct to say that the relation can become associated with a single word only when it is felt with a considerable degree of clearness. The relation between concepts must itself become a concept. To this extent the movement toward the expression of relation by single words is a movement toward precision. . . . The adverb-preposition is the expression in more distinct form of some element of meaning which was latent in the case-form. It serves therefore as a definition of the meaning...
Page 116 - ... Soldaten, sie sollten weggehen; 3. er sagte den Soldaten, dass sie weggehen sollten. Es ist eine durch die Natur der Sache gegebene und durch die Resultate der Sprachforschung bestätigte Thatsache, dass aus dem einfachen Satze durch Anfügung eben eines solchen sich zunächst die Beiordnung ergab, und dass erst mit der fortschreitenden Entwicklung der Sprache sich aus der Beiordnung die Unterordnung herausbildete, indem die eine der Handlungen als die bedeutendere (Hauptsatz), die andere als...
Page 104 - ... with a single word only when it is felt with a considerable degree of clearness. The relation between concepts must itself become a concept. To this extent the movement toward the expression of relation by single words is a movement toward precision. . . . The adverb-preposition is the expression in more distinct form of some element of meaning which was latent in the case-form. It serves therefore as a definition of the meaning of the case-form.2 1 American English Grammar, New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts...
Page 231 - Mercurius, lovi' qui nuntius perhibetur, numquam aeque patri | suo nuntium lepidum attulit quam ego nunc meae erae nuntiabo (Stich.
Page 143 - ... differences of detail may exist as to the conception of parataxis, all scholars, so far as I am aware, are at least agreed in recognizing its existence only when a sentence is capable of having a value for its own sake as well as for the purpose of determining more fully the meaning of another sentence. In order to exhibit parataxis, the two sentences assumed to have the paratactic relation must each be capable The third stage of conditional speaking is hypotaxis, a form brought about by the...
Page 147 - ... meaning, and could not conceivably (at least the conditioning clause) function separately. This matter will be discussed more fully in the second paper. The use of the term parataxis in this paper is in harmony with the statement of Morris (On Principles and Methods in Syntax, p. 147), " It (parataxis) covers all that lies between coordination and the suggestion of relation by musical means, as the upper limit, and the expression of relation by subordinating words as the lower limit".
Page 116 - Reihen veranschaulichen: 1. Die Sonne scheint. — Wir wollen spazieren gehen. 2. Die Sonne scheint; wir wollen spazieren gehen. 3. Die Sonne scheint, deshalb wollen wir spazieren gehen.
Page 142 - Ein rein parataktisches verhältniss zwischen zwei sätzen in dem sinne, dass keiner den andern bestimmt, gibt es also nicht; es ist kein anderer begriff von parataxe möglich als der, dass nicht einseitig ein satz den andern, sondern beide sich gegenseitig bestimmen.

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