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What does the phrase "nec non" mean? (Metamorphoses I.612-614)

Necnon can be written as two words, "and not not"; it has a positive meaning because of the double negative. It can be translated as and with an appropriate adverb, such as and yet, and in fact. The ...
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Can enclitics be chained?

Playing with a corpus search tool brought up no examples of -quene or -neque in the intended sense. If chaining was admissible, I would expect to see attestations with -que and -ne, the most common ...
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Where to put the enclitic -ne?

Your idea is correct. Lewis-Short is not terribly clear: added in a direct question, as an interrogation mark, to the first or principal word of the clause but, if you know German, Georges is ...
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Can -c replace -que in other words than atque and neque?

I wrote a longish post attempting a negative answer, and as a last precaution consulted a list of all Latin words ending in -c. One word stuck out to me like a sore thumb, and further research ...
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Does -ne affect word order?

Brian has given a good answer, but perhaps it can be expanded. The overriding principle is that -ne should occupy the second place in a clause (or, to put it another way: it is attached to the first ...
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What does enclitic mean here?

In the context of Greek, when we say a word is "enclitic" it means it has no inherent accent. Thus the indefinite pronoun is usually τις not τίς. However, it apparently is not always ...
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Does an enclitic -que with an interrogative pronoun ever mean "and"?

"Quidque velit" seems to mean "et quid velit" in this line from Ovid: Quos omnes acie postquam Saturnia torva vidit et ante omnes Ixiona, rursus ab illo Sisyphon adspiciens “cur ...
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Does -ne affect word order?

Perhaps there is a more subtle answer, but I will give the naive view: Yes, -ne affects word order because it moves the principal word (usually the verb) to the beginning of the sentence. More detail ...
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Is visne > vin unique?

Weiss writes that "The interrogative enclitic particle -ne becomes -n in Plautus when apocope produces an acceptable coda" (p. 147, footnote 79), i.e. *-Vsn- > *-V ̅n- (I.B.8.b, p. 169). He ...
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Can -que be used with negation?

non habeo felem et canem would mean "I do not have both a cat and a dog." Because -que generally behaves like et, I assume it would be interpreted identically. Generally, when negating two ...
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The Significance of Suffix -CE

It's a demonstrative particle. You can find that in the book on page 67 where they comment about Ille and iste having the same particle: a. Ille and iste appear in combination with the ...
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What is the full word of clitic -ce?

It doesn't exist as a full word in Latin. It's only seen attached to other forms, either at the beginning (cedō) or at the end (ecce). In some Indo-European languages it exists as an independent word, ...
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Linking nouns and adjectives with -que

Yes, your phrases are correct, and it works independent of the case. A similar example from Caesar's Bellum Civile (1, 61), using two plural accusatives: hic magnos equitatus magnaque auxilia ...
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Can enclitics be chained?

The question in the title ("Can enclitics be chained?") is broader than the one you end the body with ("Can -ne, -que, -ve be chained?"). The answer to the first question (...
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-ne as an Indication of Fear in a Question

The quiz seems to be wrong. The triplet nonne, num, -ne is indeed important for Latin questions, and therefore naturally studied together. It seems that at some point the author of the quiz mistook -...
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Is visne > vin unique?

I know of 2 others off the top of my head. satin from satisne Plautus, Amphitruo 604: quas, malum, nugas? satin tu sanus es? Cicero, De officiis 3.73: quid ergo? satin est hoc, ut non ...
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In which cases the enclitic -ne is optional, and and in which is it mandatory?

To state a question (direct or indirect) in Classical and Medieval Latin, you always need a question marker. These can be either: interrogative pronouns or adjectives (e.g. Quis venit?, In quae via ...
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Were enclitics considered part of a word for stress purposes?

As you mentioned, it is very difficult to say anything clear about stress in Classical Latin, because there is little evidence, either direct or indirect, of the position of the stress. As Joonas ...
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Do we ever see the enclitic -ne multiple times in a clause?

something like militēsne vīdistine "were they soldiers? and did you see them?" Or perhaps to emphasize each word of a phrase: militēsne Romānōsne vidisti "you saw Roman soldiers?" ...
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Are "-que" and "et" equivalent?

The que suffix has a usage example with momentous consequence. Filioque was inserted into the Nicene creed in the West sometime in the Middle Ages. The result was “... qui ex Patre Filioque procedat”...
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About the difference between the enclitic "ne" and the non-enclitic "ne"

Well, to start with, they aren't actually the same "word", as they have a different vowel. The e in -ne is short whilst the e in ne is long. Also, the non-enclitic ne is not primarily an ...
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