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#87579 11/23/02 09:36 PM
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Well, gee, thanks, wwh. Here I'm trying in earnest to get this terminology straight in my head, and you go off and tell me (or someone) I'm a mouse head.

At least I'm not a seven-headed mouse king. ('Tis the season of "The Nutcracker"...leastwise, fast approaching...)


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correct my Latin

Looks pretty good. Can't tell whether it should be nascitur or nascetur. My dictionary, in its defintion of parturio, gives parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus but has both nascitur and nascetur in its defintion of nascor. Maybe the nascetur is subjunctive.


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parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus

Both parturient and nascetur are future indicative. parturient = they will be in labour
nascetur = he/she/it will be born

The quotation comes from Horace's Art of Poetry (line 139).

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Thanks, Bingley. It's certainly a great line.


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Dear WW: I had no intention of administering a putdown to you. Can't even remember
what made me think of that quote.
I had to go back. It was just a play on "nascent" and 'nascitur".

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Mrs. Byrne indicates that the bildungsroman is about the development of the central character in the early years, and the other roman, the entwicklungsroman, is about the development from childhood through the mature years.


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that's basically what I found from W3, but from the German elements the difference ain't obvious; entwicklung = development, bildung = education, culture

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