Monday, April 27, 2009

Latin: Cum eo eo eo

Cum eo eo eo

I go there with him."

"eo" may be one of three things:
1. The masculine or neuter ablative singular of the demonstrative "is,ea, id."
2. An adverb meaning "thither" or "to that place."
3. The first person singular, present , indicative of the verb "eo, ire,ii, itum," meaning "I go."

Indeed they are, and were, easily confused! Is there any wonder that the Romance languages used 'vadere' and 'ille' rather than maintain use of 'ire' and 'is' ... ?

(classical Latin) is it -> ille vadit (vulgar Latin)

Italian: egli va
Spanish: el va
Portuguese: ele vai
French: il va

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