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word order emphasis

Whhelock does not touch on this to any great degree and so I have learned the importance of word order regarding emphasis from other sources. Once I learned this I found my English to Latin translations in the workbook matched the answer key most of the time. When I don't do a translation correctly I don't know if I am missing Wheelock's intentions or if, in these cases, the word really is not important and ...
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ille, hic,iste pronouns

In chapter 9 Wheelock mentions that hic and ille can both mean 'he' but can iste also be used this way? Is there a difference in meaning or emphasis as compared to using 'is' to mean he?
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#23 of 38 Latin Stories

Ubi cupit eos metu aut miseriacordia moveri, metu aut misericordia oppressi terrentur aut flent

teacher's guide translation: When he wishes them to be moved by fear or pity, they are terrified, overcome by fear, or they weep, overcome by pity. I had an awful time with the second clause(after the comma). I wnet back and re-read Wheelock's chapter on participles and I feel I understand the concepts but this sentence really stumped me. I understand ...
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ch. 18 Wheelock Workbook exercitationes D4

You will not be feared either by your citizens or by your enemies.

My translation: A aut civibus aut hostibus tuis non timeberis. Wheelock's translation adds another 'a' before hostibus; does this really change the translation?
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Imperfect tense

Wheelock does not make clear( at least to me) when to translate the imperfect as a simple past tense. In many of the answer keys he translates the imperfect as a past when I can't figure out why. There must be some grammar nuance that I am missing.
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the enclitic -que

When this is added to the end of a word it adds a syllable. Do the usual rules apply as to which syllable receives the accent?
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Listening to Wheelocks pronunciation files the the reader pronounces words with -iam at the end of the word as "yam" but in words with -ius at the end the vowels are pronounced separately. Why wouldn't words with -ius at the end be pronounced "yuhs" as in the word alius?
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How is this name pronounced?
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Chapter 1: “You ought not to praise me.”

In the first chapter, we’ve already run into a question of word order. Number 18 is an English to Greek sentence. It is You ought not to praise me.

We’ve come up with:

Nōn mē dēbēs laudāre.

Nōn dēbēs mē laudāre.

Mē laudāre nōn dēbēs.

Are either of these possible? Is there a difference? Does it matter?

The text itself doesn’t give an example of dēbeō with both a complementary verb and a direct object. ...
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Accentuation: ádmonē OR admónē

In Wheelock chapter 3, we find the following translation Latin-to-English exercise:

10. Sēcrētē amīcōs admonē; laudā palam.

I'm wondering about the accent on the word admonē. Should it be penultimate (admónē) or antepenultimate (ádmonē)? Of course, the form of monē is penultimate, since it's a two-syllable word. By the regular rules, I would expect it to be antepenultimate. Is there something special in the word because it has a prefix (ad-monēre)?


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