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§230. ā-declension and o-declension

I am going through the book a second time, and am still mystified by the D'Ooge's naming of the first two declensions as the ā-declension and the o-declension.

Why is the quantity different - long ā versus short o?

Both use the long vowel in the singular ablative and in the plural genitive and accusative (and arguably in other cases where the vowel is shortened by the following consonant). It is a long ō in ...
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Perseus and Andromeda (collected story)


I have reached the chapter in which it is suggested I read through the whole Perseus and Andromeda story-line. I wondered whether anyone has found, or indeed made, a file of this story in one go which flows together? This would make it much easier to experience reading Latin properly.

Thanks for any replies.

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Constructio ad sensum

Dear Forum,

I came across this correction in my travels with D'Ooge:

Alius socii amici erant Romanis, alius Gallis
Alius socii amici erat Romanis, alius Gallis

Is this to be seen as a constructio ad sensum due to populus being a noun which implies plurality?
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Altera vs. Alius


I am learning Latin with D'Ooge and came across this English to Latin question:
(question followed by my answer followed by the answer key's answer)

- One boy likes chickens, the other horses.
- Alter puer gallinas amat, alter equos.
- Alius puer gallinas amat, alius equios.

I have noted that alius is used with several items and alter with two (108.). But in this instance it is between two! Is my answer wrong?
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Key for Elements of Latin

Hello all,

I'm looking for a copy of the Key for "Elements of Latin". For those who don't know, this is the revision of "Latin for Beginners" that D'ooge wrote in the 1920's. In many ways it is a second edition, though he felt there were enough differences to warrant the new title.

There are old posts on this forum from 2009 and earlier referring to some members having a key. There is even a ...
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D'ooge level

I'll be using D'Ooge for learning latin. Right now I am in the process of printing and putting together my studying materials and space.

I was wondering, how far will D'Ooge take a student? I'll use that textbook anyway, but it would be nice to know.

Will I be able to express myself in latin by the end of it?
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Supplemental readings to go with D'Ooge; Lingua Latina?

All, I've been studying Latin with my homeschooled son for several years, but at a very basic introductory level. We've just started D'Ooge's "Latin for Beginners" and it seems to be going well. We like D'Ooge. I thought it would be a good idea to do some supplemental readings; I've seen that recommended, anyway.

My basic question is: supposing we want to start a book of supplemental readings either now, or not long into our ...
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Answer key: ei-us or e-ius?

In the very first exercise, which involves division in to syllables, the answer key shows eius divided as ei-us.

Why not e-ius? Isn't i consonantal here?
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How many versions of D'Ooge?

I have a Super Review reprint of D'Ooge that seems quite different from the one online here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18251/18 ... html#pagev

How many versions of D'Ooge are there? Can anybody fill me in on the history? I can't find any discussion of a second edition, yet the differences seem rather big.

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Adjectives + Exercise

Could someone please explain me the rules of Adjectives, also how do we know which adjective corresponds to which noun. Also any place where we can actually do more exercises than those which are present in the book? An online platform which tells you why you're wrong would be most ideal.
Thank you in advance,
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