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Thanks, Ingrid

I will definitely let you know when I am having difficulty.
I am already up to section 39 (p.19). So far, no problems.
I really, really like his clear, thorough approach. So glad to find this text.
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Key for Beginner's Latin Question

Hi everyone,

I am planning on using D'ooge's text Latin For Beginners.
I noticed that someone on the board said not to follow the key
too closely, as it may contain errors?
I am worried that that will slow me down. I am very new to Latin.
Can anyone give me some advice? I would imagine that as I go
through the text I will be impeded if I can't rely on the key for ...
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Comparison between suus and is (Exercise 117)

I was wondering if someone can straighten me out on some word ordering.

Compare the following two sentences (#5 and #7 from ex. 117)

English: "Another woman is calling her chickens (not her own)".
Key's translation: Alia femina eius gallinas vocat.

English: "The Gaul praises his arms (not his own)".
Key's translation: Gallus arma eius laudat.

In both cases we are using the non-reflexive possesive eius. However, in #5 the key places eius before the ...
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perhaps im dense

i looked at the first chapter of this book and it all confused me because of the accents

wouldnt the accents be defined by the word? because sure as i am alive (questionable) they arent written all over this site and everything else
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Exercise 245 Part II

I have another problem:

5. With happy hearts they hastened to obey his words
In key there is: Laetis animis maturaverunt iis verbis parere

Why: iis - his
Why not: eius - his
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Exercise 237 part II

2. He was hastening to your dwelling with your mother and sister.
In key there is: Ad aedificium vestrum cum matre et sorore tua properabat.

Why: tua
Why not pluralis: tuis
Mother et soror sunt due pesonae.
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Exercise 111 Part II #1 and #7

I was wondering if someone could explain some grammer in these two sentences.

#1 - English: "The men of all Germany are preparing for war". My translation: Viri totus Germaniae bello parant. Is it correct to use bello here (dative singular since the men are preparing "for" war) or bellum (accusative singular), which is what is in the key? Why?

#7 - English: "Among the Romans (there) is no lack of grain". My translation: Apud ...
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Exercise 111, Part 1 # 9

This one I found pretty tough.

Latin: Cena nullius alterius ancillae est bona.

The answer key translation: "The dinner of neither of the maids is good".

So I guess that nullius alterius translates into "neither"?

nullius = none, no - gen singular
alterius = the one, the other - gen singular

Putting them together = not the one or the other = neither?

If true, my translation would be: "The dinner of neither maidservant is ...
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Exercise 107, Part II, Question 1

English: "The sturdy farmers of Italy labor in the field with great diligence".

My translation: Agricolae validi Italiae in agris cum diligentia magna laborant.

The key's translation: Agricolae validi Italiae magna cum diligentia in agris laborant.

I think the basic meaning is the same but I am confused a little on the word ordering. Is my word ordering wrong compared to the key or does it matter?

I also came up with different word orderings ...
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Exercise 107 Part II Question 2

I have a question on #2.

English: "Sextus, the lieutenant, and (his) son Mark are fighting with the Germans".

My translation: Sextus legatus et suus filius, Marcus, cum Germanis pugnant.

The key's translation: Sextus legatus et filius Marcus cum Germanis pugnant.

Why is there no need for suus (his) in the translation?
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