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Modern Descendants of Latin

ROMANCE INTERROGATIVES
(seep 371)

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FRENCH

(a) Adverbial
how?

how much? how many^
when >
where *
why ?

(&) Pronouns and Adjectives

SPANISH

ITALIAN

comment
	como
	come

combien
	cuant<? (-a, etc )
	quanta (a3 etc )

quand
	cuando
	quando

ou
	d6nde
	dove

pourquoi
	por que
	perche

which?
	quel (etc )
 LEQUEL (etc )
	CUAL (-5)
	QUALE&

who^ whom?
	QUI
	QUIEN (-ES)
	CHI

what? (subject or object)
	QUE
	
	

what? (after a preposition)
	QUOI
	QUE,  QUE COSA
	CHE, CHE COSA

tion between persons (who) and animals or things (which or whaf)3
(c) by the existence of interchangeable forms analogous to our own
that-which couplet For self-expression we need only know one correct
substitute, preferably the most common For illustrations of the use of
the table on p 373 we shall confine ourselves to Spanish and French.

As subject or object of a subordinate clause the common Spanish
equivalent for whoy whom or which is the invariant QUE, e g .

el medico que me ha curado = the doctor who has cured me
los hbros que hemos lecho     ~ the books (which) we have read

In all circumstances que is the correct Spanish equivalent for the link-
pronoun which or that, but it cannot replace whom when a preposition
accompanies the former of the two The correct substitute for whom is
then QUIEN or its plural qwenes, e g los politicos de qmenes hdblamos
= the politicians of whom we are talking A special Spanish relative
pronoun CUYO (-a, -os, -as) equivalent to whose or of which can refer
ahke to persons or things, e g 

el tren cuya partida
las tslas cuyas rocas

= the train, whose departure. , ..
= the islands, of which the rocks. e . .