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re: self-test #2

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Can I have these confirmed as properly translated?

These sentences stem from "Latin Via Ovid-A First Course-2nd Edit.-1982."

From page 24:

1. Arachne is making beautiful pictures.

--Arachne picturas pulchras format.


2. She is telling stories about the farmers.

--Puella fabulas de agricolis narrat.
or,
--Ea fabulas de agricolis narrat.


3. The nymphs love the stories about Minerva.

--Nymphae fabulas de Minerva amant.


4. The stories tell about the life ...
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in

this morning I was reading my greek-latin nt and noticed something interesting. where greek uses two different prepositions, eis and en, latin uses only one, in. So in 1 Peter 1:2 we have:

en agiasmw pneumatoj, eij upakohn kai rantismon aimatoj ihsou xristou

and

in sanctificationem Spiritus, in obedientiam, et aspersionem sanguinis Iesu Christi

with "in" functioning in place of both "en" and "eis". This causes me some distress because I know the semantic difference ...
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Palm Pilot Latin Grammar Books

I don't know if this will be of interest to anyone, but I wanted a way to have at least one good grammar book available for reference on my Palm Pilot. I also wanted the ability to edit the text to add my own references. This meant that just downloading the pdf version would not be helpful. I ended up running the Allen and Greenough book through a very sophisticated OCR application and turning it ...
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re: confirm translation (interrogative)

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Rather than typing the whole story, or briefly stating the context, here is the line for translation:

Line: Quid clamant nymphae?

Translation(?): What did the nymphs praise?

In general, I have not had a problem understanding interrogatives in Latin. This one however I am not sure of.

Caeruleus
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Voice records of pronuniciation in latin

HI, i'm new to latin and i learn from books.

For this reason I cannot be sure that my pronunciation is correct.
If anyone has voice records, links to voice records or anything of that sort that contain latin text reading (preferably a reading of the pronunciation chapter of a latin grammer book...) please tell me about it...

Thanks in advance,
Shahar.
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principle parts

Are there any sort of patterns for the 3rd and 4th principal parts of the 2nd, 3rd, 3rd io conjugations?

laudo, laudare, laudavi, laudatum - 1st conjuation verbs all follow this model. Is there anything to keep in mind for 2nd, 3rd, 3rd io?

Or do you just have to memorize each principal part set for each and every verb?

Thanks,
Robbie Moran
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A Quick Translation Attempt

I'm trying to translate this into Latin:

"Since that day when Marius the Great defeated the Dragon of Ravenna, its spirit has ever protected our family."

Is this correct?

Ab die ipso ubi Marius Magnus Serpentum Ravennae vicerat, eius spiritus familiam nostram semper protexit.

Are there other, perhaps better ways to say "since"? or clearer word orders?
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A group exercise...

Hey all,

We all know that the inflected nature of Latin makes certain letters very commonly the last on words (e.g. 's' in 2nd dec. masc. nom. sing. and also in 1st/2nd dec. masc./fem/nt. dat./abl. pl. ) and consequently some letters very rarely end words or perhaps, as I want you to find out, never.

Basically, I would like examples of Latin words that end in each letter of the alphabet. I should stress at ...
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nosmet temet etcet.

I so very often see these words and I understand they are contraction of nos and te with met, but what exactly do they mean? they often seem to be accompanied by ipse or one of its forms.
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re: confirmation of genitives (plural)

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Question regarding nominatives: magister and magistra

(I) Regarding the genitive singular (masculine) word: <<magistri>>

Question: Is the genitive plural (masculine) spelled as <<magistrorum>> correct?


(II) Regarding the genitive singular (feminine) word: <<magistrae>>

Question: Is the genitive plural (feminine) spelled as <<magistrarum>> correct?

I think I am ninety-nine percent sure for both. I hope it's not magistorum and magistarum.

Caeruleus
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