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Ch 32 irregular adverbs

In Wheelock, on page 220, it says "in the following table, adverbs that do not follow the standard rules for forming adverbs from adjectives are highlighted". But male is highlighted, implying that it is an irregular formation from malus. But it seem to follow the rules to me: add -e to the stem mal-.
I can see the irregularities in all the other highlighted forms, - is the highlighting simply reminding readers that these are ...
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Ch 31 1000 basiorum

The last three lines have got me baffleissimused.

11. conturbabimus illa, ne sciamus,
12. aut ne quis malus invidere possit
13. cum tantum sciat esse basiorum

11. We will jumble those things (what things?), so that we may not know,
12. nor so that someone may cast an evil eye,
13. when he may know so many kisses to be..

As you can see I haven't a clue what it means.

iuvate me!

Phil
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Ch 31 Ringo

The book asks 'What effect might the poet be hoping to achieve by so widely separating noun (anulos) and adjective (senos)? To which my only reply can be 'Dunno'. Maybe to make the reader wait to find out what it is that you can have six of on each finger and not put away at night. What can you have? The mind boggles.
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Neuter perfect participles

Um... In page 122 (chapter 19) The book list a neuter form in all persons. When would you ever use a neuter in the first or second person? Maybe a castrated person would use this in the first person? :D
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Answers to Wheelock

Update: The answers can now be found in the Wheelock Answer Key

OK, so I read each chapter of Wheelock and try to learn the grammar, vocab etc. presented. Then I do the self-tutorial exercises at the back, and then check my answers. Every chapter I find that I get at least some wrong, but that's fine, because that makes me recheck that bits I missed, and shows me where I have to be more ...
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wheelock users

ok I admit it, I wanted to be the first to post in here <G>

just curious how many wheelock users we have here and where everyone is at.

I'm on chapter 25.
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iucundi atque felicis

Stuck on Wheelock again:
At vita illius modi aequi aliquid iucundi atque felicis continet.
But a life of that calm manner contains something of joyful and happy men.
OR ... But the life of that man contains something of the calm manner of joyful and happy men.
OR ...
Anyone got any ideas?
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ab ore

I'm not sure about this from Wheelock:
'Tantalus sitiens flumina ab ore fugientia tangere desiderabat.'

I'm assuming it means: 'Tantalus, being thirsty, desired to touch the rushing river by his mouth.' or Because Tantalus was thirsty, he wanted to drink from the rushing river. I'm not sure what the 'ab' of 'ab ore' is doing there. Wouldn't just 'ore' by itself be correct? Unless it's ablative of agent, in which case can a mouth be ...
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ab omni parte?

Hi all,<br /><br />Stuck on another Wheelock. 'Nihil est ab omni parte beatum.'<br />Nothing is from every part happy.<br /><br />eh?<br /><br />Anyone know what this means?<br /><br />Cheers<br />Phil
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