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On Friday, September 3, 2004, at 11:21 , Christian Thalmann wrote:

> --- In [log in to unmask], Peter Bleackley <Peter.Bleackley@R...>
> wrote:
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>> Argent. In chief, a quill gules. In base, an anvil sable. The motto,
>> "accusativum per prefice indicabo".
>
> LOL, the motto is perfect.  =)

Unfortunately, it ain't.

  _per_, like most prepositions in Latin, governs the accusative case. I
should be: "accusativum per preficem indicabo".

But one could also express the same idea with the plain ablative, thus:
"accusativum prefice indicabo"

I think the second is maybe snappier.

Ray
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