From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Sun May 23 1999 - 13:56:06 EDT

Evidently a misunderstanding here,

At 8:00 AM -0400 5/23/99, Jim West wrote:
>At 06:21 AM 5/23/99 -0400, CWC wrote:
>>I've looked at other answers to this, and although none is really wrong,
>>there's a dimension of PROS that, in my opinion, throws the differences
>>into a context:
>[very informative info snipped]
>true, of course, that pros has a range of meanings. Properly speaking,
>though, it is a directional preposition rather than a symbiotic one. So,
>what use does "sun" serve if "pros" means "with"? Mere synonym?

Sorry, Jim. Since you cited me, I somehow had the impression that you were
taking EXCEPTION to what I had written. I don't think that I suggested
either that PROS was synonymous with SUN. SUN doesn't have the ambiguity of
PROS, and SUN is used with only one case, the instrumental-comitative with
precisely the sense of accompaniment.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243

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