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Word of the day Week of 8/18

Just a fun word:<br /><br />Persalutare: to salute one after another<br /><br />I came across this word in my Latin-Dutch dictionary, and I had this vision of a birthday party, everbody sitting everywhere, and each time someone new comes in they all have to stand up of for shaking hands and kisses. People, I'll skip the persalutatio today :).<br /><br />Ingrid
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Word-a-Day Latin Calendars

Do any of you have one of these calendars just for fun? I'm talking about those desk calendars with the pages you have to tear off each day; and on each page they give you a Latin word or phrase.<br /><br />I'm just curious. It's almost 2004! They have these calendars for all sorts of things. I even saw one which gives you origami folding instructions for something different each day. I've never kept one ...
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Embarrassing...

1. Num fugam temptaverunt? <br /><br />2. (Qui viri castra ponunt?) - Ii sunt viri quorum armis Germani victi sunt.<br /><br />I think I have some kind of block...nervousness before 3rd declension or something?<br /><br />And can interrogative pronouns be used in the plural to imply that the asker knows there to be more than one person doing whatever he asks about?<br /><br />Thanks.
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Some difficulty...

How would I use the verb postponere in a context, which suggests I esteem one thing to be of a greater value than another? Can the verb postponere even specify more than one object?<br /><br />If so, would the sentence be something like the following?<br /><br />Pecuniae hominem postpono<br />I put after money, the man.<br /><br /><br />The non-compound-verb form would be something like:<br /><br />Pono hominem post pecuniam. (This, however, may only be in ...
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Terrebis, terrebam.

<br />Turbamne terrebis? Non terrebam.<br />Will you frighten the crowd? No, I did not frighten the crowd.<br /><br />terrebis is 2nd person singular in the future tense, right?<br />terrebam is 1st person singular in the imperfect tense, right?<br /><br />If that's the case, then why is the question set in future tense while the response is in imperfect tense? I would think that the response would also be in future tense. ???<br /><br />
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looking for Latin tutor

My daughter is 7 yrs old and mad about Latin. She takes a lesson about once a week, but lately her teacher can not give her enough lessons.<br />We live in Hendon London NW4.<br />Any help ?<br />Thanks<br />M
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Third declension rules for Keesa

First off, don't be intimidated; it's easy.<br />Second, the original copy of this miniature guide of mine is on the third page of the 'Casa' thread.<br /><br />The regular rules for the third declension are:<br />(Note: to recognize a third declension noun, you must look at the genitive singular, not the nominative, because sometimes the nominative sg. of a noun resembles that of a noun of another declension. i.e., scelus (neuter) - sin, wrongdoing, evil)<br ...
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participle help please

Sorry if this is a very simple issue, i'm quite new to latin. In de bello gallico in the clause "His rebus adducti et auctoritate" i dont understand the meaning of "adducti". I think its a participle and should be translated as induced but rebus is fem abl plural and adducti is (i think) masc nom plural.Shouldn't the participle agree with the noun ? Could someone please clarify,<br /> Thanks,Steven
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Doce me pro gratia

Salve Amici! Discipulus linguae latinae sum, et bene illam linguam discere volo. Sed, non scio optimum modum discentis. Speo ut, fortasse, aliquis hoc optimum modum laborantis sciat, atque admonere me possit.<br />Anyway, if you guys have any advice for how to study Latin and Greek in the most effective way possible, I would love to hear your advice. Thank you!!!<br />Et memora: "Etiam si vita plena malorum est, spem semper habemus!"<br /><br />Spe,<br />Paul
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Question regarding tenses.

Why, in the following sentence, is the pluperfect tense used?<br /><br />Cvm Gaivm diligeremus, tamen evm non iuvare potueramus.<br />Although we loved Gaius, nevertheless we had not been able to help him.<br /><br /><br />Why is it not phrased thus?<br /><br />Cvm Gaivm diligeremvs, tamen evm non iuvare poteramvs.<br />Although we loved Gaius, nevertheless we were not able to help him.<br /><br />And - if it can be phrased as it is the second sentence ...
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