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Problem with emphatics

I thought I was doing well with Latin for Beginners until I did the lesson on emphatic (69, pg.30), where I got more wrong than is acceptable.

9. Clara est insula Sicila.

I figured Clara would be emphatic.

and in the answer part of question 7. Longa est Italia, non lata.

I figured Longa would be emphatic.

They were not, so obviously my Latin word order is not up to snuff yet. But I only ...
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Ablative confusion

Page 46, Exercise 107, end of chapter XV.
The sencence :The Germans, with (their) sons and daughters, are hastening with horses and wagons. is translated as :Germani cum filiis filiabusque cum equis et carris properant/maturant. in the answer key.

:?: Why is the cum used? I interpreted the English sentence as: The Germans along with their sons and daughters are fleeing by means of horses and ...
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Question Words

In Lesson VII of D'Ooge we are asked to translate the sentence, "Where does the farmer live?"

I wrote, 'Agricola ubi habitat?' but the answer key says, 'Ubi agricola habitat?'

I know Latin word order isn't set in stone but what about questions? Must the question word come at the beginning of a sentence?
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Lesson 39 -page 19

part 1 number 11 has..

Ferae terrarum pugnant

I translated it as
"The beasts fight the land " (admittedly makes no sense)

the Key has
"the wild beasts of the lands are fighting"

I think I know where I went wrong, "terrarum" is Gen. plural , so it is basically saying "the beasts belong to the lands"

my odd ball translation would be for-
Ferae terras pugnant

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Hello Everybody,

I'm advancing with the Beginner's Book gradually but I have a question:

Is there any rule of the accents in the conjugation of verbs ?

I wonder why they change from conjugation to conjugation and from time to time.

Is there any rule to handle this problem ?
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Doubt in one of the exercises

The farmers' daughters do labour.
Exercise II.3 on page 39.

The answer key gives the answer as Filiae agricolae loborant.
Shouldn't it be Filiae agricolarum loborant.?

I just wanted to make sure, sorry if it seems very trivial or obvious.

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new to the language

hey all, do any of you know where i can get free lessons so i can start studying latin? i am really interested in the language and am trying to learn it so i can self-teach necromancy. i need to learn the basics then so forth and so on, but i have to learn from scratch so if any of you can help please do. THANK YOU!!
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Why the present tense here?

In the Reading Matter after the exercises in d’Ooge’s L for B, at the start of ’How the Romans marched and camped’, page 214, I am confused by the following:

Exercitus qui in hostium finibus bellum gerit multis periculis circumdatus est. Quae pericula ut vitarent, Romani summam curam adhibere solebant.

Literally: An army which WAGES war in enemy territory WAS SURROUNDED by many dangers. The Romans used to take great pains to avoid such dangers. ...
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Basics of Latin

Hi, I'm new to this forum and have always wanted to be able to talk to people who know a LOT more latin than I do. I speak Spanish, so Latin shouldn't be so hard for me..well...actually it should :oops: . I've read a few proverbs and have a dicctionary for Latin, but I'm still missing the basics. I was wondering if you would be so kind ...
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New edition to BLD key

Courtesy of Ingrid et al. the BLD key has been updated.

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