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Pronunciation - is wheelockslatin.com a suitable aid?

I started LFB on Monday and have so far focused soley on pronunciation. Aside from the trilled r, I want to perfect everything bar speed before I continue. The thing is, having sought out a website (http://wheelockslatin.com/chapters/introduction/introduction_consonants.html) that demonstrates the pronunciation in the book, I've come across a few omitted rules, like:

Between two vowels within a word i served in double capacity: as the vowel i forming a diphthong with the preceding vowel, and ...
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Question about key

Salvate!

I just started with Latin and I use Latin For Beginners and the key. I have the feeling you get into detail with this book right from the start. I really like it and the key is a good help!

But I have a question concerning the key. Some words, such as 'pugna, -ae'; 'pugnáre'; and 'magnus, -a, -um', are not written with a long vowel in the book, although in the key they ...
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The gender of two words combined

On page 123 Section 277 we see a sentence (line 5):

Terra et mare sunt inimica.

Here "terra" is feminine, "mare" is neuter, and the adjective used to refer to these two nouns here is neuter and plural.
So does it mean "feminine"+"neuter"="neuter"?
What if it's "masculine"+"feminine"? and "masc"+"neuter"? Then in what gender should the adjective used to refer to them be?

Thanks in advance for your responses. ...
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Possessive adj and the genitive case of personal pron

Greetings to everyone. I learned the personal pronouns today (D'Ooge) (page 123), which makes me wonder:

what is the difference between possessive adjectives and the genitive case of personal pronouns?

For example, the gen. case of "ego" is "mei". How is it different from "meus, mea, meum"? The first means "of me", the latter means "my", so don't they mean the same thing?

Thanks in advance.
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Another (very) simple question

Greetings,

I had a little trouble with a simple exercise and have a question or two. From 47. Exercise 11,
"Nautae victoriam Galba nuntiat" - Answer Key gives, "Galba is announcing the sailor's victory."
I bumbled and gave this wrong answer, "The sailors announce/are announcing the victory to Galba."

I tried to work this out on my own and think the reason I'm wrong is because if the subject is plural
the verb must agree ...
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How far will D'Ooge take me ?

Meaning,

If I were to apply myself to "Latin for Beginners" (and finish it) and then sit down
with say, my copy of D'Ooge (for grammer,etc.)and a decent Latin-English dictionary
what Ancient Authors would I be reasonably prepared to tackle?

My interests run more to history than literature so I'd be thinking Late Republic & Early
Empire such as Caesar, Cicero, and Suetonius to give some examples. Caesar would be
first on my list and ...
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Diana sagittas portat et feras necat

If this question is REAL dumb please put it down to being a total Newbie but;

If, "Diana sagittas portat et feras necat" means, "Diana carries arrows & kills wild beasts"
then why is necat not necant ?

The above example is from pg. 18, Lesson IV and is the caption to the page illustration.
I am guessing the answer is; So that the two verbs portat & necat will agree with the subject
"Diana" ...
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urgent help required for 3rd declension adjective HELP!!!!!

i require urgent assistance on the following questons put together without chnaging the word order

questions
fracturae costae fluctuans-(to me this sentences is gramatically incorrect i dont know how the hell to change it)
propter complicationes recens post operatio difficilis-My answer Propter complicationem recenem post operationem difficlem
the correct answer propter complicationes recenes post operationem difficlem wtf :cry: ...
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Pensum Trecenti et Viginti sex

Salvete,

This line is concerning me:
Nulla res melius gesta est quam proelium illud ubi Marius multo minore exercitu multo maiores copias Germanorum in fugam dedit

It's not particularly complex, but the second half of the compound sentence doesn't quite seem right. I translated it as:
No thing (nothing) has been borne more greatly than that (famous yonder) battle, when Marius made the much larger (larger by much) troops of the Germans into flight with ...
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BLD Exercise 63

I have a question concerning the key for question 2 of this exercise. It goes

Quid bona filia agricolae parat?

The key translates this as

What does the farmer's good daughter prepare? with agricolae in the genitive.

I translated it as

What does the good daughter prepare for the farmer? with agricolae in the dative.

It appears that the usage of agricolae in this is ambiguous. Am I correct in that assumption or is there ...
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