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Query Subject:   Query: Latin word order: conjunctions and prepositions
Author:   George Huttar
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Query:   In looking at some 4th century Latin poetry, my colleagues and I have been wondering about the freedom with which prepositions and clausal conjunctions both appear far from their "normal" prose positions. For example: "Corde natus ex parentis" instead of the expected "ex corde...", where the order of NP and P within the PP "ex corde" is reversed, and the two are separated by "natus", which is not part of the PP. For a conjunction example (from the same hymn, by Prudentius): "virgo cum puerpera edidit nostram salutem" for "cum virgo puerpera..." with usually clause-initial subordinating conjunction "cum" postposed to "virgo". My questions are whether such "movement" is limited to poetry and can be attributed to writers' adjusting to fit the meter; and whether i is attested in Classical Latin, or is only a later development. I'll post a summary of responses if warranted. George Huttar
LL Issue: 15.418
Date posted: 02-Feb-2004


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