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Reading matter page 222

Below is the first sentence of the last paragraph on page 222.

Pluribus levioribus proeliis factis, tandem copiae adversae ad Pharsalum in Thessalia sitam castra posuerunt.

Could anyone please tell me which noun sitam agrees with?

Sitam: accusative singular feminine
Castra: plural
Thessalia: ablative
Pharsalum: masculine
Copiae: nominative plural

So sitam does not seem to belong to any of them.
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ex 447 question 3

3. Eorum amicitiam confirmare voluit quo facilius Romanis bellum inferret.

My translation is:
He wished to strengthen their friendship with which (or so that) he made war with the Romans more easily.

The meaning of the sentence is clear. But I wonder why here quo instead of qua is used. After all, amicitia is feminine.
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Page 43, Ex99 II 2.

The exercise asks for the following to be translated from English to Latin:

"My son Sextus is carrying his booty to the Roman camp."

My try was:

"Sextus filius meus ad castram Romanam praedam suam portat."

The answer key says:

"Filius meus Sextus praedam suam in castra Romana portat."

What's the difference between in/ad here? I thought "ad" would give the sense of going toward, while "in" would be more along the lines of going ...
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I am new,to learn latin from the classical English

I am almost new to latin,I know English and Spanish,and I know a little German and French.
he speaketh-?-el abla-er spricht

can ye show some words with its conjungation present, future and past
I speak
thou speakest
ye speak
he/she/it speaketh
they speak

words I want to know
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Third declension Strategy


I'm currently debating which is the most efficient processing strategy for third declension nouns.

The problem:
Third declension neuter forms differ significantly from the masculine / feminine forms in both the consonant and -i- stems. What information should we internalise in order to reconstruct the entire declension and determine the correct gender to render modifiers in?

The various rules in dooge's text for dropping, substituting, and adding of characters seems rather pointless considering we ...
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Textkit Vocabulary - Collar and Daniell's Beginner's Latin V

Hi all,

I am really new her so bear with me.

I have been using the Textkit Vocabulary builder which I receive via E-mail. However, I don't understand some of the notation on it. For example, here is the last E-mail I received.

On the fist line where it says vinum, -i -n, wine.
What is the -i denoting? I get the -n is telling me it's neutered. At first I thought it was point ...
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Ex. 211


I cannot understand the grammar of one of these sentences; specifically:
Vêrô, sed iî recûsâvêrunt frûmentum dare

Two problems; The nominative plural demonstrative 'ii'. It must be the personal pronoun 'they' because of the lack of agreeing noun which is a requirement of a demonstrative adjective. But, it's entirely unnecessary considering the subject has already been formerly established (townsmen), and the verb provides the person and number satisfactorily. Furthermore, the key translation includes an ...
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Pronunciation of words

Soo, we have a little problem here :) Well, it is obvious that the Latin words are being pronounced in a different way than the English. What I want to know is, if there is some kind of transcription like the one in English. Or at least can someone tell me, if the pronunciation is similar to the German for example. In German you say what you ...
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