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How Important is Pronunciation?

Well, How important to have correct pronunciation when you are learnig latin? I am just starting out and have read the first chapter of D'OOGE and was wondering how important it is.

If it is important what would be the best way to do it?

Thanx.
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Double-checking dative use

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These are 3 senctences, in which I am checking for dative use. Hence, please confirm:

1. Quid est nomen filiae Latonae?
--Nomen filiae Latonae est Diana.

2. Quid est nomen filio Latonae?
--Nomen filio Latonae Phoebus est.

3. Dantne feminae dona Latonae?
--Ita, feminae dona Latonae dant.


Initially, my comments are these:

Interrogative sentence #1: "nomen" is the accusative singular, and "filiae" is the dative singular leading into the genitive singular "Latonae." Is analysis ...
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sentence confirmation

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Please confirm correctness of sentences.


1. The pictures about the goddess were beautiful.
--Picturae de dea pulchrae erant.

2. The girls love beautiful stories.
--Puellae fabulas pulchras amant.

3. The poet Ovid tells about the goddess and the maiden.
--Poeta Ovidius de dea puellaque narrat.

4. Arachne also tells stories about the goddess.
--Arachne quoque fabulas de dea narrat.

5. The rash girl was proud.
--Puella temeraria superba erat.

6. Minerva was angry because ...
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Stacking enclitics

This might be a silly question, but is it possible to stack enclitics, like: Tuquene me amas? ("You too love me?")? Not that you need to use it very often, but if you can do like that, it's cool.
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Reverse synergy?

Any ideas on how the word subiata works in the following quote?

subiata quicunque parte integrante tollitur totum

I think the translation is roughly: if you take away an essential part you take away the whole but how the first word operates is not clear.

Semper fidelis,
Athanasius
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On account of

I see that one possible translation of "on account of" is propter, and another translation is ex.

The thing is, propter takes the accusative whereas ex takes the ablative.

What is the difference in how they are used? Up to this point I have been using ex as in "out of " and propter as "on account of" or "because of".
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Similis really?

Isn't there any shorter way of saying for example "I'll give you a paper like this" than "Paginam huic similem te donabo"? "Huic similem" sounds so long and clumsy.
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Post Roman proper nouns

Is there a system for translating (or perhaps transliterating would be a better term) names into Latin? Such as, for example Ohio or Geoff? If I wanted to say I was from Arkansas, how would I decline this noun?
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Atalanta help

Hiya y'all.

Can anyone disentangle this sentence for me?

"Nec dicere posses, laude pedum, formaene bono praestantior esset."

What is "bono" doing in this sentence? If I stare at it for long enough will it begin to make sense?
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Attic Nights

Anyone know of or have a favorite (student) edition of Aulus Gellius' Attic Nights?

Amazon seems to produce only a single student edition, and it goes for the absurd price if $193.71 (which cannot possibly be right).
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