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March 5, 2017 / hbrowne4

New Word Order by Robert Shaw-Smith

Prompt:
Sie kommen konsequent zur Sache, punkten Widersacher aus.
Caesar stabbed Brutus.
Word order matters quite a bit.
Case in point:
Caesar stabbed Brutus.
Accusative. Verb. Nominative.
Caesarem interfecit Brutus.
Et tu, Brute! Even you, Brutus!
Vocative.
Populo Romano. For the people of Rome.
Dative.
Cassi monitu. On the advice of Cassius.
Genitive. Ablative.
A declension into civil war.
But what would have happened if
Caesar had stabbed Brutus?
A new word order.
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