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328. The negative is frequently joined with a
conjunction or with an indefinite pronoun or adverb. Hence the forms of
negation in Latin differ from those in English in many expressions: -
- nulli (neutri) credo (not non credo ulli), I do not believe either (I believe neither) .
- sine allo pericula (less commonly cum nullo), with no danger (without any danger).
- nihil umquam audivi iucundius, I
never heard anything more amusing.
Cf. nego haec esse vera (not dico non esse), I say this is not true (I deny, etc.).
a. In the second of two connected ideas,
and not is regularly expressed by neque (nec), not by
et non: -
- hostes terga verterunt, neque prius
fugere destiterunt (B. G. i. 63), the enemy turned and fled, and
did not stop fleeing until, etc.
NOTE: Similarly nec quisquam is
regularly used for et nemo; neque ullus for
et nullus; nec umquam for et numquam; neve (neu), for et ne.