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Humming hedges (or Virgil's Eclogues I)

I’m really stuck on this line, it’s from Virgil’s eclogues:

The text:
hinc tibi, quae semper, vicino ab limite saepes
Hyblaeis apibus florem depasta salicti
saepe levi somnum suadebit inire susurro;

My translation:
Here to you, as always, the hedges from your neighbours land,
having given as food the flower of the willow-grove to the Hyblean bees,
often with light humming will induce you to go to sleep.

Now, the biggest problem I have with ...
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Catullus II

I'm stuck on a part; does anyone know the role of carum nescio quid, and what the construction is following credo? Can't be indirect statement or can it! thanks again

cum desiderio meo nitenti
carum nescio quid lubet iocari,
credo ut, cum gravis aquiescet ardor,
sit solaciolum sui doloris,
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Is this all I need?

So, I'm flying pretty quickly through Wheelock's with my trusty 501 Latin Verbs and Cassell's dictionary. Is there anything else I might need for when I'm done (or now, for that matter)? I'm planning on starting Pharr's Vergil.
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Genitive Case

Hello:
I was hoping someone could clarify the genitive case of nouns. I understand that it means possessive, but I don't understand why it seems to change.
Ex. pretty girl of mine = bella puella meae, or bella puellae meae, or bellae puellae meae?

Ex. girls of mine = puellarum mearum? puellas mearum? puellae mearum?

Thanks for any help.
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Accents and Long Syllables

I used to think that the long syllable was the same thing as an accent, but now I'm just confused.

These are the facts (I think) I've managed to garner.
1. The accent is most often on the long syllable.
2. The accent is NOT the same thing as a long syllable.
3. A word can have many long vowels, but only one of them will funtion as the "main" long vowel.
4. The accent ...
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Collar and Daniell Key

Is it possible to get an answer key for Beginner's Latin Book by Collar and Daniell?

Thanks
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Writing Latin. How Does One Learn?

Hi fellow Latin Lovers! :-)

I am new to this forum though I have been looking around here on Textkit for some time by now.

I am an intermediate Latin learner and I would love to get started on writing in Latin myself!

I have tried some writing already but I would prefer to pursue any further studies in this in a more systematic manner.

What would ...
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present infinitive vs present infinitive active

Hi I've got the following phrases (I didn't know any latin until today)
"amo aqua , egeo in aqua vivere"
I would like them to mean:
"I love water, I want to live in water"

What I got is that vivere is in present infinitive active and if I would take for example redire that is in present infinitive. is vivere correct grammatically in this case, or should it be for example "vivo"?
Also, is ...
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relatively simple translation (?)

Our family coat of arms has a knights helm with a "be ready!" motto..

There must be a dozen translations for readiness in Latin, but I cannot for the life of me figure out the most legitimate for a coat of arms..

It's been many years since I studied Latin, and of course my old latin teacher is currently out of the country.. Please can anyone help with this translation? I believe it would have ...
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what does?

what does WHAT mean in latin, is it QUID or QUOD

for eg. QUID me nutrit me destruit
or is it
QUOD me nutrit me destruit

or am i completely wrong about it all......

im sorta new to this. Surfing the net and i came across this forum thought id check it out.

Cheers :)
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