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Pronunciation of Latin

Hello I am a first year Latin student and I have just finished chapter 8 in Wheelock's Latin textbook. The entire time I have been working on this I have been struggling with the pronunciation of the Latin. I was wondering if there was any website's that could help with that. Also what would be the best way to memorize all of the vocabulary in the book. If anyone could help that would be great, ...
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Magna porta or porta magna?

Page 14 of Wheelock shows the declination in order of:
Nom porta magna
Gen portae magnae

Page 15 of Wheelock, under "Adjectives, Agreement and Word Order", 2nd line, gives the example of
magna porta

and near the end of that same paragraph states that "...adjective followed the noun... exceptions were adjectives denoting size or number..."

Which is it?
Can it be either? If so, is one more common?

Thanks in advance.
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Loci Immutati #14

Original Sentence:

Nec esuriens Ptolemaeus ederat, cui cum peragranti Aegyptum, comitibus non consecutis cibarius in casa panis datus esset, nihil visum est illo pane iucundius.

My translation:

And Ptolemaeus had not eaten being hungry, to whom when wandering through Egypt, ordinary (coarse) bread had been given in (a) house not to his companions (who) followed, nothing seemed more pleasant than that bread.


a. What is the case of "comitibus non consecutis"?

In my translation ...
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Loci Immutati #13

Original Sentence:

At vero Diogenes liberius, ut Cynicus, Alexandro roganti ut diceret si quid opus esset ...

My translation:

But, however, Diogenes, as a Cynic, boldly said to Alexander asking if he needed anything ...


1. What is the case of "Alexandro roganti"?

I think it's in the DATIVE case, as an indirect object of "diceret".

2. What is the function and meaning of the second "ut"?

I feel that the second "ut" (right ...
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Loci Immutati #11

The first sentence:

L. Paulus consul iternum, cum ei bellum ut cum rege Perse gereret obtigisset, ut ea ipsa die domum ad vesperum rediit, filiolam suam Tertiam, quae tum erat admodum parva, osculans animadvertit tristiculam.

My translation:

Lucius Paulus consul a second time, when to wage war with king Perseus fell to him, when on that day itself he returned home toward dusk, he turned (his) mind to kissing his own little daughter (the) rather ...
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Locī Immūtātī #8

Hi, I haven't posted here in a while. Been pretty busy in the past few months. I try to spend a few nights per week to work on the Locī Immūtātī, but progress has been slow (just plowed through two excerpts from Cicero's In Catilīnam Ōrātiō, and boy does he have a lot to write about our friend Catilīna...)

I had a question about a particular sentence from article #8:

Original sentence:

Et ille, "Tu ...
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If the words are correct grammatically is it still correct?

This is for the English to Latin translations. I usually translate them in English word order (sometimes I change a few words around), to get them over quicker. I don't enjoy them as much as Latin to English. My question is, if the words themselves are correct, should I be worrying about the word order at all? Because wouldn't the sentence I give have the same basic meaning as the sentence in the answer key? ...
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Chapter 5 Martial help

The passage in question is:

Nōn cēnat sine aprō noster, Tite, Caeciliānus:
bellum convīvam Caeciliānus habet.

I tried to tackle this little bit of Latin poetry last night at about 2 am (200 on the 24 hour clock) and I couldn't tell if noster was the adjective for the pig or Caeciliānus. I know, it was stupid, but in my defense I was exhausted. Now, not tired, I've realized that it's not describing aprō (if ...
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Chapter 3 Help

Well, it's not help as it is seeing if I'm wrong or not. In chapter 3, we're presented with a little paragraph from Horace:

"Agricola et vītam et fortūnam nautae saepe laudat; nauta magnam fortūnam et vītam poētae saepe laudat; et poēta vītam et agrōs agricolae laudat. Sine philosophiā avārī virī dē pecūniā semper cōgitant: multam pecūniam habent, sed pecūnia multa virum avārum nōn satiat."

Which I translated to:

"The farmer often praises the life ...
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Chapter 2 Sentence Help

In chapter 2, wouldn't "Without philosophy we often go astray and pay the penalty" be "Sine philosophia saepe erramus et (not sure which verb is to pay couldn't find it in the vocab) poenam?" I'm seeing it as "Sine philosophia saepe erramus et poenas damus" which I think isn't correct because first it's not "penalties" it's "penalty" so shouldn't it be in the accusative singular? Also don't recall -us being a verb ending. If that's ...
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