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good books teaching how to SPEAK latin?

Hi guys. I'm starting to learn latin on my own witht he 'latin: an intensive course' book, and i'm looking for a book to accompany it that will teach me spoken latin. any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
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carus in perseus?

This is strange. I checked out the lewis and short dictionary and some mofo cut out a section of a page that included the entry for "carus". Went to perseus and carus isn't linked and I assumed the capitalized word means something else, but that isn't linked either. I'm doing an etymology cognate list of the 1400 Latin word list, so the only important thing for me is the etymology section. Yes, there is the ...
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Why first person singular in dictionaries?

Might be in the wrong forum, but why is the first person singular used instead of the infinitive for Latin verbs in dictionaries?
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Translation help

I'm extremely new to Latin. I need some help translating two phrases for a shirt design for my church. The phrases are "Father Heart of God" and "Learning to call God 'Father.'" If you can help me out with this, I'd appreciate it so much. And I look forward to the day that I can translate it myself :D Thanks so much everyone!
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Basic problems with intransitives.

G'day All,

i'm having problems recognising intrasitives. i'm completely comfortable and familiar with the concept, though not in strict grammatical terms (i'm not familiar with *anything* in strict grammatical terms, which is one reason i'm trying to learn a little Latin). In the question "Credisne verbis sociorum?" i fail to see why "verbis" is an indirect object. In the English translation isn't "the words" a direct object?

i read (from http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=believe) that in "i believe ...
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Noun-Adjective agreement

Salvete,

I have a few questions about declining certain adjectives. In my homework I had to decline "cubiculum ingens." It is easy to decline the noun "cubiculum," but what form of "ingens" would I use? "Ingentis" is the genitive sing. so should I use "ingent" as the stem? This is my best attempt:

singular
nom. cubiculum ingente
gen. cubiculi ingentis
dat. cubiculo ingenti
acc. cubiculum ingente
abl. cubiculo ingenti

plural
nom. cubicula ingentia
gen. cubiculorum ...
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Keep

How does latin express the English "to keep + noun + adj" as in:

He keeps his beard short

She keeps her garden tidy, etc.

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a challenge

name as many Latin words as you can think of which comply with these three restrictions:

I. must contain the letter F
II. must not begin with the letter F
III. must not be prefixed or suffixed; hence suffragium, nefas, lucifer, etc. are disqualified.
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help with homework checking

Hi there. I'm studying latin on my own, and would like if some of you could gently help me with my homework.
I just want to know if I have got anything wrong. Recommendations are welcome.

(sempronia tells stories to the devoted girls)
Sempronia fabulam dictat puellis sedulae.

(students obey the teacher)
discipulae obtemperant magistrae.

(the lady orders the slaves)
domina seruis imperat.

(the teacher tells stories to the students)
magistrae fabulas discipulis narrant.

(Livia ...
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Beginners Latin Group using D'Ooge

I wanted to know if anyone here would be interested in helping me with forming and moderating a beginners Latin course using the D'Ooge text.
Thanks!
Dean
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