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% breakdown of nouns?

Anyone have an idea of how the various declensions break down as to number of nouns? I know for example that about 90% of spanish verbs are 1st conjugation, and I'm wondering about Latin nouns.
Seems when I type various English words into the Words program, I get lots of 3rd declensions, 1st declensions, and 2nd declensions, roughly in that order, and then a few stragglers of the 4th and 5th declension. Just curious as ...
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Makes sense?

I recently wrote a poem and decided to translate it into latin, could anyone tell me if it makes sense or not? The translation is not exact, obviously.
Gigantes in tumulis
aut suspicare eos debeo
deos qui in uteris
opperiuntur ortus alios

Haec de mundo ossa
ingentia sunt quae sant sub caelo
verbos loquuntur illa
de imbribus his qui dantur nimbo

The giants in their tombs
or should I guess them be
the gods in ...
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arist frogs 103

Can anyone help me with:

ma)lla plei=n h\) mai/nomai

Aristophanes Frogs 103

malla = me alla?
plein = contr. of pleion?

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Latin equivalent of Roget's?


Does anyone know of the existance of a direct Latin equivalent of Roget's?
Especially a computer-mediated format?

If such a book does not exist, then would it be useful to build one?
Naturally such building would take much time and effort!


James Christie
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subjunctive in relative clause

Hi, everybody:
Smyth, 1786 says: "relative clauses requiring the subjunctive MUST have 'an'"; 2545c gives the impression that subjunctive without "an" in relative claues is used in indirect questions only; and yet the only two examples 2553 gives are WITHOUT "an" and are not questions.
What should one make of this?
Thanks in advance.
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omnis terra omnia feret

omnis terra omnia feret

Would this be translated as
All the earth will bring forth all things?
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met 8 807-8

auxerat articulos macies, genuumque tumebat / orbis, et immodico prodibant tubere tali. Ov. Met. VIII 807-8.

"Thiness had increased her limbs, and the balls of her knees swelled, and they jutted out with such disproportionate swelling".

EVERY translation I've looked at takes "ankle-joints" as the subject of prodibant. Where did they get that from?
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Hello, every one. I am a Chinese student who major in Laws, living in Shanghai. I favor Latin. But it is very difficult to buy Wheellock's Latin in China. Could you very kindly show me how I can buy Wheellock's Latin? Thanks.
My e-mail is : popenanxiang@yahoo.com.cn
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I do not enjoy this

I am sick. With a sore throat/cold/cough. I will not be going to school tomorrow because I need the rest, and I should not be infecting other people. I probably got it from school. Other people got the same symptoms at the same time as me. I do not look forward to catching up on my missed schoolwork. I do not enjoy the decline in my physical capacity, nor my lowered intellectual capacity, nor the ...
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unam aut duas linguas discere?

I'm teaching myself latin right now out of Wheelock's and I've been getting this urge to learn aincient greek, as well. I have a couple books at my house on greek... Collecting books seems to be a hobby of mine... and I was wondering if any of y'all would reccomend teaching myself more than one language at a time, especially greek, which I've heard is pretty hard on the beginner. Are there any of y'all ...
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