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Does Gaia say "How come you to Capua without telling me?"?http://6.cn/watch/14676622.html The subtitle shows "How come you to Capua without telling me?",but it seems doesn't sound like this according to http://6.cn/watch/14676622.html If it's correct,how should I understand the grammar usage of "to" ?(How come=why?)(you to Capua?) if it's not correct,what does she say?
Mar 6, 2011 2:24 PM
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"Why do you come to Capua without telling me?" is exactly what she says. :) About the subtitle: the auxiliary "do" is relatively recent in English, so in order to sound "ancient", we follow the Germanic grammar. Don't treat "how come" as a unit, it is all separate: "come you to Capua?" = "do you come to Capua?" The use of "how" is rhetorical (Gaia really doesn't care exactly how) and has a closer meaning to "why" in this context. Confusing? :) Think of it this way: "How could you come to Capua without telling me?" would be a modern phrasing of "How come you to Capua without telling me?"
March 6, 2011
"you come to Capua without telling me" is basically the same thing as "How come you came to Capua without telling me?" except that it's a statement rather than a question. This is an older way of speaking, which they are using to help further immerse people in the show's time period. Great show, by the way!
March 6, 2011
I have language Obsessive-compulsive disorder,LOL.
March 6, 2011
??? Did she really say "How come"? She said something "... you come to ? without telling you". Why are you so interested in training your ears with the sound that the bunch of nerds wouldn't recognize when hearing again themselves.
March 6, 2011
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