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Help in a Tavern

Hello.<br /><br />i have a rather simple question.<br />in the sentence "in tabernis puellae non sunt" why is the "taberna" in the dative case? (or is it ablative?) <br />it just doesn't make sense to me.<br /><br />thanx anyway,<br />Ronen
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Where are you up to in D'Ooge?

If you are working through D'Ooge's book, how far have you progressed? <br /><br />I myself am up to lesson XXV, the future active indicative of rego and audio, which means that I have finished about a quarter of the book.<br /><br />Also, I'm wondering how D'Ooge's work compares to a typical university course. Does the book correspond to a month, a semester, a year, or can such comparisons not be made?
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halfway... :)

phil and I are officially halfway through wheelock, about to start chapter 21! I believe that is one semester's worth.<br /><br />I am celebrating with m&ms.<br /><br />:)
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hic haec hoc?

i don't understnad how this works what so ever does anyone else?
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How do you adjectivize a verb?

<br />Let's say I want to say "drenched".<br /><br />I know the verb for "to drench" is madefacere.<br /><br />How would I turn this verb, madefacere, into an adjective?<br /><br /><br />For example, the French verb is tremper. One could adjectivize this by making it trempé(e). Is it possible to do something similar in Latin?<br /><br />
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uvidus vs madidus

What's the difference between these two words which both mean "wet"?<br /><br />Is it better to describe the soggy cat as feles uvida or feles madida?<br />
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The Tragic Story of Phaethon

This is taken from 38 Latin Stories<br /><br />I have translated this as:<br /><br />The Tragic Story of Phaethon<br /><br />Phaethon is the son of Phoebus. Phaethon’s friend is doubtful about the rumour of divine origin: “You are not the son of a god. You do not have the gifts of the gods. Your story is not true.” Great anger moves Phaethon: “I am the son of a god! Phoebus, give proof!" calls Phaethon. Phoebus ...
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Latin Dictionary?

Reading Benissimus's post about the dictionary made me wonder...are there any Latin/English dictionaries on Textkit? I looked up in the "Learn Latin" section (of the site, not of the forum ;)), but I didn't see one.
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Virent Ova! Viret Perna!!

http://www.salon.com/ent/wire/2003/09/2 ... index.html<br /><br />NEW YORK (AP) --"Green Eggs and Ham" is an easy read. After all, the late Theodore Geisel, belovedly known as Dr. Seuss, wrote it after his editor challenged him to do a book in just 50 words.<br /><br />But have you tried to read it in Latin?<br /><br />Retitled "Virent Ova! Viret Perna!!" the Seuss classic has been rendered into Latin by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Inc. ...
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Harrius Potter - stuck sum!

Hi all, I'm up to page 3, and there are two bits I can't understand. I'm hoping that some of you who bought the book can help.<br /><br />...(most of them had not seen an owl even at night)<br />quod tamen ad Dominum Dursley attinebat, matutinum tempus, ut fit, omnino strigibus vacabat. homines quinque increpuit.<br /><br />which, however held on to Mr Dursley, early in the morning, ut fit, entirely he emptied of owls. He ...
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