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Second Declension genitive S. Q????

Hi everyone,

I have a Q. about something stated in the D'ooge text.
Nouns of the 2nd declension in "ius" and "ium" end in "i" in the genitive singular, not "ii".
I am a bit confused with this, because according to the Henle text I have used, and other texts, "ii" IS used in the genitive singular w/2nd declension nouns, such as filius, filii.
Is this a classical vs. ecclesiastical translation? I would like to ...
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Veni Vidi Vici

What is the conjugation of these verbs,"Veni, Vidi, Vici" I understand that the quote was,
"I came, I saw, I conquered." but "I came" is, Veniebam, is it not. what forms are they in? Aug33
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Historia Apolonii regis Tyrii

Hi all,

I am searching for a translation in Dutch / Frensh or English (online or in available bookform) of the Latin version (both Latin versions) of the Historia Apollonii regis Tyrii (Anonymous work of the 5/6 c. AD).

So if anyone can help me, please let me know,

thank you all,

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Reverse etymology

Hi All,

In my efforts to develop my beginner's vocabulary i, not surprisingly, find words with a clear relation to modern English the easiest. Dico, dicere; mitto, mittere are easy examples. Such words are so obviously linked to modern words i hardly need to look up the etymologies to verify them.

However, other words may well be the basis of modern English words which i haven't managed to guess. It would seem to me that ...
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Future perfect

I don't think I've ever used or seen a future perfect since I started learning Latin 3/4 of a year ago. When do you use them? Are there any cases where you have to use them?
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Traducendi Certamen ( lads, there are Nymphs! )

I have been told that there are some sharp minds here so I decide to post a translating challenge. Him who come sufficiently close I will drop 1.00 GBP via paypal. Apart from whiteoctave because that's not fair, or benissimus as he has probably seen it before. It is just a randomly selected few relatively simple lines. It is short but translation must be sound.

*re: the last sentence, you must be aware ...
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conditional clauses help

didnt find this lot too difficult:

1. If the children prefer learning to running, Fronto is ready to teach them.
si liberi discendum currendo praeferunt, Fronto paratus est eos docere.

not sure about the two gerunds here, are they ok?

2. If the barbarians were silent, the praetors sent the wisest ambassadors to learn what was happening.

si barbari taciti erant, praetores legatos sapientissimos miserunt qui ... discerent.

any ideas how to do "what was ...
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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?

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Double-checking dative use


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


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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