RE: Incorrect Greek???

From: Ben Crick (
Date: Tue Sep 22 1998 - 17:45:53 EDT

On Tue 22 Sep 98 (09:04:35), wrote:
> " Or is there a rule that
> stipulates when an author *ought* to assign relative pronouns a case
> that conflicts with its role in its own clause? "

 When I was a schoolboy leearning Latin, we had a cartoon picture of a
 migratory bird flying along with a suitcase firmly clutched in its claws,
 talking over its shoulder to another bird flying alongside:
 "I agree with you entirely, Auntie; but I carry my case in my own claws".
 The *relative* pronoun agrees in all respects with its "auntie"-cedent,
 but keeps its *grammatical* case in its own *clause*.

 Neat, I thought...


 Revd Ben Crick, BA CF
 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK)

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