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Demonstratives is, ea, and id

Hi all.

I'm working through D'Ooge, and I'm a little confused by this section, which I have used as an excuse to slack off. Well anyway, I'm bored of daytime TV again and need something else to do, so could someone please clarify how a demonstrative works in latin?

Why/how can is, ea and id all be used to mean "he, she, it" (and be declined through the cases) and also be used to mean ...
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The gender of the third declension nouns

These rules might have already been posted in this forum. However, if not, I hope this can help a little bit. I am not sure how good these rules are but so far I found few exceptions to them.

1. Nouns naming individual males are masculine.
2. Nouns naming individual females are feminine.
3. Nouns ending in -os, -nis, -guis and -cis are masculine.
4. Nouns ending in -es (gen. -itis) and -ex (gen. icis) ...
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Pronunciation from the official Wheelock's latin site

http://www.wheelockslatin.com/chapters/ ... owels.html

I found the audio files of the Latin pronunciations from this website. Is the pronunciation here the right one? Or is it an anglicized version?

It sounds me that the person pronounces the long and short vowels just as them in British English. Is that really the case? I've heard from many that the long and short vowels in Latin are of the difference of the ...
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ADJUVATE! LATIN 2 CANCELED at UCLA! I need an alternative.

I work full-time and want to continue my studies in Latin. I have studied through chapter 15 of Wheelock in Latin 1. Are there any online or correspondences courses for Latin that use Wheelock?
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Ablative of Place? The word is in the book

If you say that the 'word' is in the 'book' do you use the ablative of place? Or is it a different ablative or something else?

Thanks.
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How do you type a macron on this system?

What is the button to push to put a line over a letter on this system such as the letter u?

Thanks.
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Long Short A, E, I

Could somebody please give me an example of the vowels a, e and i in english both in long and short pronounciation.

Thanks.
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Pronouncing names of people in latin

Every single name in my appendix of names in my textbook which has an 'us' for an ending does not have a macron. Are they ommitting it on purpose? If it is omitted they are all being pronounced similar to the word 'Marcus'. I believe they should all be pronounced 'Marcoos'. Are all of the macrons or long u's being omitted in this appendix? Is it possible that every sinlge first name of a person ...
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-US and -UM Pronounciation

According to people i have talked to practically all 'us' and 'um' in latin are long. My talking dictionary does the same thing. Antiquus sounds like 'Antiquoos' and Dominus sounds likes 'Dominoos'. This is the long vowel for u or the macron. However, when i look in the back of my textbook every single word including the already mentioned words antiquus and dominus are written 'us' without the macron or long vowel, so they would ...
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Vos operor non postulo ut exsisto dementis laboro hic tamen

Hello all.

I know what this is supposed to say but want to know if it is correct in terms of spelling and grammar:

Vos operor non postulo ut exsisto dementis laboro hic tamen is succurro

(You don't have to be mad to work here but it helps)

Also can an exclamation mark can be used in Latin?

Thank you,

Ian.
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