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Dumb question...

Probally more a English question that a Latin question but please bear with me since I havent had an English class in years and I'm trying to teach Latin by myself...(well most of it, with help from this site) and "case" is that another word for noun? or the whole group such as noun, verb, adjective, etc? or is it types of nouns, adj. , verbs, etc? or am i thinking too much into this?
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Help in spoken Latin

Does anyone know a website? in regards on learning how to pronounce Latin words...or to get a start at speaking latin? any help would be appreciated...and sorry if this question has already been asked...sorry i wasnt going to go through 52 pages of forum...
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BBC Radio 4 Program about Virgil and the Aeneiad

I found a radio program from BBC Radio 4 about Virgil and the Aeneiad. I don't know if the link is still good but it is:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/ino ... time18.mp3

It is an mp3 file (11 megs) about 45 minutes long.
It is an interesting listen!
If the link doesn't work, they only post it for listening for a limited time, I have the file on my computer and it ...
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Beginner Question

Salvete omnes,

In the fourth principal part why do some books (and people) tell you to use the -us ending while others tell you to use the -um ending?

e.g. claudo, claudere, clausi, clausus/clausum

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Fautor primoris - Help

I'm a quality manager and seek to reinforce the value of our customer via a motto.

Does Fautor primoris mean customer first? Well, patron first.

I'm a fledgling student of Latin and do appreciate any tutelage.

Thank you in advance.

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Beginner's problem with a sentence

I am trying to learn Latin with one of the text books Textkit supplies (manymany thanks for this great idea); unfortunately I am completely on my own and sometimes I have the idea of seeing only trees and no forest.

Please help me to analyse this sentence:
Comes poetae poematae grato liberatus est cura.

The companion of the poet by the pleasing poem -- is cured

But what do I do with liberatus?

Thank ...
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Ablative case...

Here is the explication the first chapter of "Beginner's Latin" gave me, but still I do not understand it...

Ablative case: 'with', 'in' used (not always) with prepositions (e.g. cum, in)

What does exactly that means? I tried to translate it to English, but it appears that English does not have such case...

Could someone explain it to me???

Thanks!!! I would really appreciate it :D
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Best way to memorize Latin inflection charts?

I've been trying to memorize the Latin noun chart for a while now, and I've been having some trouble.

Any Ideas?

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Present Subjunctive

i've been learning these days all about present subjunctive, and magister just left us two stories to be translated

well, i've got problems with three sentences, so if anyone could help me out, i'll highly appreciate that :D

- pericula mihi meisque semper ignota sint !

what meisque exactly means ??? it's something like "that dangers always are strange for me"... (english is not my mothertongue, ...
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How do I address the pope?

Papae Benedicto XVI salutem? :lol:

I'm not sure. Who is?
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