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From: Peter Stewart <>
Subject: Re: _Non Sequitur_
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2004 07:42:59 GMT
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John Townsend wrote:
> Again, I agree entirely with Peter Stewart when he says:
>>No, Spencer is completely wrong. "Sequor" is a deponent verb, that is
>>irregularly having passive forms for active meanings. "Sequitur" is the
>>third person singular INDICATIVE.
> My view is that people whose Latin is so weak that they do not recognize a
> deponent verb should not try to speak authoritatively about Latin
I'm sure Spencer and Chico intended to be helpful - a gentleman has been
defined as one who need not know Latin, but should at least have
The nature of deponent verbs could slip a well-stocked mind without any
loss of sharpness, after all.