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What Declension?

Salve,

I'm in Latin 1. I was trying to write a sentence that said "We were doing nothing." Nihil would be in the accusative case correct? This leads me to my question what declension is nihil? This is my best shot at the sentence:

Nihil faciebamus.

Thanks
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Juvenal and TC

Does anyone know a good book about textual criticism and Juvenal, or if not that maybe someone knows where I can find the manuscript P that is supposedly the best manuscript available?

Thanks

Chris Weimer
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Unpronouncable

Say out loud:

  • gererer
  • tererer
  • quaererer


Are these words barely pronouncable, or is it just me?
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help with some basic exercises needed

Put the following into the accusative case, then into the dative:
magna fortitudo, multa salus, mulieres bonae, hiems longa, capita multa, leges bonae, miles magnus, tempestas magna, lex mala, duces boni

oki, I got:
1) magnam fortitudinem / magnae fortidudini
2) multam salutem / multae saluti
3) mulieres bonas / mulieribus bonis
4) hiemem longam / hiemi longae
5) capita multa / capitibus multis
6) leges bonas / legibus bonis
7) militem magnam / militi ...
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Grave words

I had a little trouble understanding the last two lines on this tombstone:

Image

(Judging from the first two lines he sounds like a boring git.)
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Word ordering

In general, how should words be ordered in a Latin sentence?
(id est: how would the nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. order in a sentence)

Benigne
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The supposed "ng" pronunciation.

Is it true that Classical Latin words containing "gn" is pronounced as "ng"?

For example: signum (sin-gum).

Much Appreciated. 8)
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Looking for English to Latin translation

Hello everyone I was referred to this site for a translation. They say there are many talented Latinists here.



I'm looking for the translation of this phrase.



"Happiness of others comes first"
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Teaching Latin to 6 graders

Next year I am going to start teaching latin to six graders. It would be really helpful if any body knew the six grade syllabus for latin and any good resources available to teach it. Thanks a lot
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