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Songs to help learn Latin

When my mom took Latin (way, way back in the 1930's ! ! !), she learned cute little songs that helped her remember some of the rules for conjugation and declension endings. But now she can't remember any of them. Anybody out there learn this kind of stuff? Mom says they were songs that were popular at the time, they just altered the words.
Thanks for any help you can offer!
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about 'tibi'

Forum:

Recently I received helpful assistance to a particular sentence. I think a re-analysis is at hand.

Sentence in the English and in the Latin:

What is your name, little girl?
--Quid est nomen tibi, puella parva?


Proposed alternative from a fellow Latinist:
--Quid est nomen tuum, puella parva? (makes sense)


Question: Would not the neuter noun 'nomen' be an object (accus.), and it being referred to by the dative 'tibi' which means 'to you' ...
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Help with Translation

Hello People,

The journey had been long and difficult.

They stayed in Rome for seven years; then Flaccus decided to return home.

Flaccus returned to Venusia; Quintus left Italy and sailed to Athens.

Quintus stayed in Athens for a long time.
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Could someone please help me translate these sentences as I can't really understand the cases etc in them and I have no other references.

Thanks
BugBear
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Adverbs

When making a 1st/2nd decl. adjective ending in -ius into an adverb,
does the I stay?

ex: solitarius, -a, -um
Solitarie or solitare?
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Isaac Newton quote

Can anyone help me to translate Sir Isaac Newton's quote, into latin please?

it goes 'Standing on the shoulders of giants'

Any help would be great.

Thanks
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annoying reflexives

SALVETE OMNES!
I'm having trouble with the parts in . Any help is appreciated.

Multae puellae eum amābant;
Many girles loved him;

et vītam in silvīs agēbat.
and led a life in the woods.

VALETE BENE!
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Roman Trivia.

I am not sure if this is the right forum, but here it goes. :)

These are some questions on my homework that I don't know the answer to. Can anyone help me out?
  • Technical term for the standard of a legion
  • Two Members of the Capitoline Triad.
  • Techinal Term for the Colosseum and other arenas within the Empire.


Thanks.
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Stress and Length

I've been reading latin verse for a while, and I managed to read dactylic hexameter - I suppose - quite acceptable, (at least I always get the fifth foot right...), but I still don't see how the length connects with the stress in latin verse. For instance:

Aeneid I.i - I should say(correct me if I am wrong, please) :
"Aaarma viruumque canooo/"
The question is; how do I stress the word "cano"? In the ...
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How am I doing?

I have a problem memorizing the many rules. OK, I was never that great for memorizing Subject, Predicate, etc., in English or Spanish, so what makes me think I will in Latin? :oops:

BTW, I am not giving up. :)

John is a great programmer.

John est programmator maxime.
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Cum Clauses and other questions....(urgent..!)

Salvete!
I am new to the forum and was very happy indeed to find it! i have an exam on wednesday and am unsure about a few points..
if anyone can help, i would be so grateful.
i will write the sample questions first and the what i think the answers are....

e) Sunt qui mortem sic metuant, ut vivere non possint.
Identify the main clause, and define and explain the subordinate clause(s)

There are ...
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