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I have gender issues.

Yeah, you heard me...

What is the deal with words that are masculine and feminine? Such as adulēscēns?
How do you differentiate gender? With meus/mea?
And would this sentence make sense grammatically, even if the "colleague" were a guy?:
Collēga meus cohortem meam est.
My colleague is my bodyguard.
VALETE BENE!
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Starting either

I've a rather generic question, but i really love Latin, and I'm also interested in Greek, I've 'skimmed' through Latin grammar before and it looks incredibally difficult, probably a couple hundred declensions for nouns and verbs. I looked at a Koine book for learning NT and it didnt seem nearly as difficult, but im more interested in Latin. I'm also at an intermediate french level, which might help with vocabulary.

If I were to study ...
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six questions

SALVETE OMNES!

1) How would I pronounce "huius"? I'm thinking "hwee-oos"?

Making sentences here, how did I do:

2) Nōmen huius mōris perfidia est. = The name of this custom is treachery.
3) Virtūtēs hominum mōrēs fēminārum sunt. = The virtues of men are the habits of women.
4) Nūllae hae uxōrēs tempus habent. = None of these wives have time.
5) Ea nōmīnis egēbat. = She was in need of a name.
6) Rōmānī ...
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Which books matter most to you?

Benissimus recently established just how many books we all have. I have a slightly different question: Of your many books, which ones do you like or need most? If you had to strip your library down to just three books, which ones would you keep, and why?

My choices:

Oxford Latin Dictionary A simply amazing resource for identifying all subtle shades of meaning.

Woodcock, A New Latin Syntax because of all grammar books it makes ...
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Loci Antiqui

Hey.

I am currently in a beginning Latin class but our professor wants us to attempt to do the LA sections for extra credit. I'm having problems because they are bit out of range for what I'm learning but I've done lots of reading ahead. I was wondering if I could get some help.

Here's my translation of LA 12.

TEXT: Hoc omne tempus inter tabellas ac libellos iucundisssima quiete consumpsi. "Quemadmodum," inquis, "in urbe ...
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Exercise 145, Part II, #3

I was wondering if someone can help me on this one.

English: Diana will destroy those hostile to Latona.

Key's translation: Diana inimicos Latonae delebit.

I don't understand this one too well at all. I guess my translation would be this: Diana iis inimici Latonae delebit.

Some basic questions, what is the object in this sentence? Is it not "those"? If so, why is it dropped in the Latin? In the Key's translation, what object ...
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John 15:12 and 13

Ok, just two short questions...

'This is my mission, that you love each other like/because I loved you.'
Why did Saint Jerome translate it as like and not because?

and

No one has more love than this, so that anyone/someone sets his soul for his friends.

Why can't they just write proper Greek :wink: ? I know what it's suppose to be, but hina tis (+ conj.) ...
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How much vocabulary does one need?

SALVETE OMNES.

What do you think is a sufficient number of words in order to understand Latin?
I've been making flash cards for a week, with the nominative on one side and the declensions on the other. I've memorized 70 so far.

VALETE BENE.
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Balance of Energy

I've been thinking alot lately about good and bad events in ones life. Some idea that came to me was if for every good event in ones life, there will be a bad event of equal magnitude eventually and vise versa. For example, the unfortunate 9/11 attacks struck tragedy into the lives of many Americans. However for some, the war in Iraq was extremely pleasing. I say this because I am happy Iraq was liberated. ...
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is proven!

SALVETE OMNES.
First, thanks to everyone who answers my posts.
Second, I need the Latin for "is proven!".
I'm trying to write "The chastity of Diana is proven!"
This is all I've come up with:
Castitātem Dianae vēra est.

MVLTAS GRATIAS ET VALETE BENE.
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