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Latin audio Files

I have just started learning Latin and am using BLD. I am self taught and I have nowhere to hear the proper pronunciations. Hearing would help me very much in my studies. Does anyone know of any sites on the net to hear Latin pronuniations.

Thanks,
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BLD §§ 201-205 Perfect Passive Participle

I'm having a mental block with how to "inflect" the perfect passive.

1. Is this called inflection because of the dual nature of the form? As opposed to decline or conjugate?

2. As I understand the construction of a compound case, you would decline the base like bonus, -a, -um. However, I can't quite see where you would use anything but a one case: nominative. It must agree with the word it modifies in gender, ...
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Grand Finale

I am nearing the completion of my Latin studies in school for this year, but as I am self taught I have no available form of final test. I have worked through the first and second part of D'Ooge and am seeking a reasonably comprehensive Latin to English translation test.

Please post any suggestions on how to find/make a Latin final.

P.S. the advisor correcting any test doesn't know much Latin so an answer key ...
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BLD 294

The Sentence in question is:
Ille fortis Germanorum dux suos convocavit et hoc modo animos eorim confirmavit.

I have managed to hack out:
At that fortress of the Germans the leader gathered his men and confirmed their spirits with this method (or plan).

Is this a feasible translation and can suos mean "his men"?
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Exercise 162, Part II, #2 and #5

Can someone be so kind as to explain the reason behind the key's translations for #2 and #5?


#2. English: With her weapons she will destroy many wild beasts.

My translation: Multas feras telis suis delebit.

Key's translation: Armis multas feras delebit.

Is the suis in my translation unnecessary? What about the word ordering?


#5. English: Romans, tell the famous story to your children.

My translation: Romani, narrate claram fabulam liberis.

Key's translation: Narrate, Romani, ...
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BLB: Seneca saying

I'm a bit bogged down with 3rd and 4th conjugations and wanted a break so I did this as a bit of amusement. I always want to know the mottos a book uses before I can read them. :roll: The Beginner's Latin Book by Collar and Daniell has one from Seneca:

Longum iter est per praecepta, breve et efficax per exempla.

I wanted to see if ...
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BLD: §150 Translation

§150 Cornelia and Her Jewels (Concluded)

nota bene:

While some of this is subjective and "nit picking", I am strongly favoring
a more literal translation and trying to strictly use the definitions provided.


Proximum...
Key: "Close to...
tfm: "Next to..."

...non solum forma sua...
Key: "...not only for her form..."
tfm: "...not only for her beauty..."

semper is not in the special vocabulary. It is noted as a new word and the implication is that ...
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Present Active Imperitive Forms, section 161

Can anyone tell me if I am giving the correct present active imperitive form (singular and plural) of the following?

venio (4th conj) - veni (come thou), venite (come ye)

duco (3rd conj) - duce (lead thou), ducite (lead ye)

voco (1st conj) - voca (call thou), vocate (call ye)

doceo (2nd conj) - doce (teach thou), docete (teach ye)

laudo (1st conj) - lauda (praise thou), laudate (praise ye)

dico (3rd conj) - dice ...
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BLD 249

I have for the third time come across "summo terrore commoti" and I have narrowed the translation to "filled with utmost terror" but this never fits well into the whole sentence being:

Hostes ubi pontem quem Romani fecerant viderunt, summo terrore commoti, sine more fugam parare inceperunt.

Any suggestions on a smoother English translation of the phrase would be greatly appreciated.
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BLD: §145 The Dative with Adjectives

I'm having a problem with 3:

"Diana will destroy those hostile to latona."
Key: Diana inimicos Latonae delebit.
Tim: Diana eos inimicae Latonae delebit.

When I first checked this I was surprised at how far I was from the key. When this happens I usually spend some time reviewing the material until I have a full explaination. But in this case I am having a cascade of questions and I'm getting a bit boloxed up. ...
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