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Genetive of Characteristic

I encountered this in Ch. 7. Unless I missed it in previous chapters, I don't think this concept was discussed prior to this.

It kind of alarms me that I was unaware of this and was wondering how I would know which nouns use the genetive as nouns such as cura do.
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Books about Peace

There is a sentence in the Practice and Review for Ch. 7 which is causing me some difficulty:

Post bellum multos libros de pace et remediis belli videbant.

Benissimus' answer key translates it thus:

After the war, they kept seeing many books about peace and the remedies for war.

My problem is with the "remedies" and "war" part.

I assumed first that remediis is in the ablative, since it is part of the "de pace ...
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Teacher of Latin

In Wheelock ch. 6 LATINA EST GAUDIUM ET UTILIS, he says that "lingua latina" = latin langauge.

So, would a "teacher of latin (language)" be translated as: "Magister linguae Latinae"?

The reasoning being:

Magister in the nom. sg.
linguae in the gen. sg., since it is "of language Latin" I'm trying to say
Latinae, adj. which agrees with linguae
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Wheelock's Ch. 6 translations

I just finished translating the English "Practice and Review" questions to Latin, and checked my answers against Benissumus' answer key. I seem to have gotten the cases, number and gender right, as well as the tenses of verbs, but the order in some of them deviated significantly from what Benissumus has in the answer key.

I know that Latin in word order is quite malleable, but I just wanted to check that I wasn't missing ...
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Meus and Tuus

I thought that the gen. pl of meus was meorum, but a saw in a dictionary it mention gen. pl = meum, but it also had a use for meorum. Which is correct, or am I missing something?

Also, it the voc. sg. for tuus "tue"?
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Festina Lente

This is one of the sentences in Ch.1 of Wheelock.

It is from festino, festinare.

My question is, what tense/mood is "festina", as it does not fit in with present, future or imprefect indicative active.

Or is it an irregular conjugation?
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Is Dative Necessary?

If I write:

Rosas tibi do.

Is this an equivalent:

Rosas ad te do.
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exercises and reading

So i have been hitting wheelock pretty hard over the last week or two and I am up to chapter ten now, but I have found that the number of exercises in each chapter is not quite sufficient for my needs. Does anyone know of a site where I can find further sentences for translation based on what I should know at this point? I have found a few places that have some basic stuff ...
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stupid infinitives

hi. im wondering when exactly to use the words posse and esse. I believe those are the infinitives of "to be" and "able to be". but im not sure when to use them. i went through the all of the exercises in the wheelocks chapter where they are introduced, without once using those two words, while im sure i should have. so when would posse and esse be used?
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coepi and odi

How do you translate odi? I hated? If this defective has no present indicative how is it used? E.g. how do I say 'I hate'?

Similarly how to use coepisse since Wheelock's says this verb is perfect system only?

Thank You
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