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Latina est Gaudium-Et Utilis!

Anyone besides me consider the 'Latina est Gaudium et Utilis' sections at the end of each chapter in Wheelocks to be pretty much useLESS? <br /><br />Ex: (from Chapter 3 Pg. 23)<br /><br />Salevete, amicae et amici! Quid agitis hodie? Well if you are in the Coast Guard, you are semper paratus (always prepared), or if you're a U.S. Marine, its semper fidelis (always faithful), from the same Latin root as "fido" your trusty hound. ...
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Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

I just to know which book to do next, all have advantages and disadvantages. So what do you want?<br /><br />Be sure to VOTE - not just reply to this thread.
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Assumed possessiveness

<br />sententias de anima mutare inceperamus sed sententias non mutaveratis<br /><br />I translated this as:<br /><br />We had begun to change (our) opinion about the soul, but you had not changed (your) opinion (about the soul).<br /><br />I started out by using "the" in place of our and your, because they aren't mentioned explicitly. Is it incorrect to fill in the blanks with the "assumed" our and your? I also assumed the second part was ...
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Ovid Amores II 4 (need help)

Ok, well I'm a bit stuck with this sentence (it's the first one):<br /><br />Non ego mendosos ausim defendere mores<br />Falsaque pro vitiis arma movere meis.<br /><br />It's ausim I don't really know how to translate. I suppose ausim is ausus sim really, that would make it perfect passive conjunctive 1st person. Now that just doesn't make any sense to me... how can 'I had been dared' be right?
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future perfect or perfect subjunctive

With the exception of 1st person singular, how do you know whether a verb is future perfect or perfect subjunctive?<br /><br />Noxam ab incolis pepulerimus<br /><br />I'm not sure whether "pepulerimus" is 1st person plural future perfect or 1st person plural perfect subjunctive.<br /><br />Should this sentence translate to<br /><br /> We shall have driven off harm from the inhabitants. (fut perf)<br /><br />or<br /><br /> We drove off harm from the inhabitants. (perf subj ...
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Sound Changes

One thing I have noticed in learning Latin is that a lot of the so-called irregularities are sound changes.<br /><br />For example: (stem ends in g + ending begins with s yields x) <br /><br />For short, I write: g + s -> x<br />another one is: g + t -> ct<br /><br />I have three questions:<br />
  • Does anyone have a list of these changes that they would share?
  • For the verb absum would the ...
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Help please

I am trying to read Cornelius Nepos' life of Militiades and have got stuck on the first sentence:<br /><br />Miltiades, Cimonis filius, Atheniensis, cum et antiquitate generis et gloria maiorum et sua modestia unus omnium maxime floreret eaque esset aetate, ut non iam solum de eo bene sperare, sed etiam confidere cives possent sui, talem eum futurum, qualem cognitum iudicarunt, accidit ut Athenienses Chersonesum colonos vellent mittere.<br /> <br />I would translate it as:<br /><br ...
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Poll (the manual kind)

What is/was the most confusing thing for you when you are/were at a beginner-intermediate stage of learning Latin? Hopefully, this will stir up ideas for new tutorials :D
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vetus, veteris

Stuck on 3rd decl adjectives again!<br /><br />vetus, veteris - old.<br /><br />I'm working through both Wheelock and Beginner's Latin Book (downloaded from Textkit), and BLB has declined vetus with an ablative singular vetere, gen plural veterum and neuter nom/acc vetera.<br /><br />Wheelock has it that all 3rd decl adjectives have ablative singular -i, gen plural -ium and neuter nom/acc -ia.<br /><br />Has wheelock oversimplified? If so, how can one tell how 3rd decl adjectives ...
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