Re: Comma splices

Subject: Re: Comma splices
From: David Ibbetson <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 17:30:43 -0500

> Bad example. The above sentence is a literal translation of Julius
>Caesar's motto, "Veni, vedi, vici." Literal translations from a foriegn
>tongue can not be counted when discussing English sentence sturtcture. And
>in addition, if I remember correctly what Fr. Riddlemoser taught me in high
>school Latin, the word, vici, comes with an implied "and then" preceding it.
>Agricula, agriculae, agriculorum,

To make matters worse, the only punctuation available to Caesar's amanuensis
was an all-purpose dot.

David (mensa, mensa, mensam) Ibbetson

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