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Salvete omnes,

I'm trying to translate this latin:
Hic casus vaginam avertit et dextram manus eius gladium educere conatis moratur.

I translated the first sentence as:
That accident/calamity disturbed the (his Sword's?) sheath/scabbard.

Then we come to the second with its unspecified subject which I'm assuming is the same as the first sentence:
It delayed his sword while/when trying to raise his right hand.
The present participle conatis agrees with eius in the genitive case, ...
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Random D'Ooge

I am starting Latin for the second or third time. I did sorta know it for a year in college (M&F then). Anyway, as I posted elsewhere, I am using a Cicero interlinear and table of paradigms to structure my studies, but as a reference I have switched to D'Ooge. I was using Wheelock, but I found a $5 copy of the D'Ooge and like some of the features such as the summary of syntax ...
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Dooge Audio Course

While I was making Latinum, several people asked if I would make an audio course based on D'ooge's 'Latin for Beginners'.
It has now been recorded.
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Pensum 382.

Salvete omnes,

I'm not sure if the following translation is correct:

Labôribus cônfectîs, mîlitês â Caesare quaerêbant ut sibi praemia daret.
With the labours completed / When-after(attendant circumstance of time) the labours were completed, the soldiers were seeking from caesar to get prizes/rewards for themselves.

What concerns me is "a Caesare". I would have expected it to accompany a passive verb form as it often denotes the ablative of personal agent. Unless it just means ...
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New version of "Latin For Beginners" published

A new version of "Latin for Beginners" has been published. Like many people here on Textkit, this book started me down the road to learning Latin. I quickly realized that I wanted a hard copy to go with the electronic versions that populate the web. I finally found a copy of the 1911 edition but always thought it a shame that it wasn't readily available.

I have spent the past couple ...
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hi again
is it possible to go directly to the paragraph no's in dooge.this would be useful since the index and table of contents are given in paragraph no's rather than page no's.i've done this when surveying books with amazon reader.

little flower.
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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


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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