From: Mark E. Shoulson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Dec 13 2005 - 22:00:21 CST
Richard Wordingham wrote:
> No. You couldn't get Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) out of
> ["Senatus", "Populus Romanus"]. Of course, in Latin you can always
> use 'et' between items. I suspect this problem would be unavoidable
> with Sanskrit which similarly has a suffixed '-ca'. Any Sanskritists
> to advise? And yes, I know the Google Sanskrit interface -
> http://www.google.com/intl/sa/ - still needs a lot of work!
As I recall my Sanskrit, "ca" was usually inserted after the last
element, or sometimes after each element all the way through. It's its
own word, but frequently sticks to the preceding word owing to the way
Sanskrit puts spaces between words (i.e. not all that often: if the
preceding word ends with a consonant, there's no space).
Welsh is a good example for the reasons you note: the mutations and the
repetition of the possessive pronoun.
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