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Stressed syllables

Following the usual rules for finding which syllable to stress, I find that some words come out sounding a bit improbable:

madefacit, interficit: is the stress really on the second syllable in these words? The third would seem more natural to my (English speaker's) sense of language.
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a certain problem

In the back of book exercises Ch. 34, #25:

Ea nocte profectus, Caesar ad quandam insulam clarissimam venit.

I was confused by the use of quandam, and the glossary had no answer. Then I understood: quandam was really quamdam with the 'm' becoming an 'n', just like eamdem becomes eandem. Wheelock did not mention this (maybe he wanted the reader to figure it out).

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Understanding oral Latin

One of many difficulties with the Latin language is translating the sentences immediately when you hear (thus oral) them. You haven't got the time to translate them simultaneously in your head (eg. "is that they are going to", "or is it they did?") before another sentence gives you a hard time, even if you have certain reading practice.

It's logical that by listning to a lot of Latin you will understand more and more, but ...
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Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar Study Group

Hello all,

Is there any interest or plans on starting a study group in Mounce’s BBG grammar, second edition?
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Help!The Accents

hello everyone,i'm just a very very beginner.
where can i get something about how to pronounce the accents ' `and^?and some references about listening?
Thank you very much!
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Books on meter

Since my used book store continuously fails to deliver, I have decided to buy a new book on meter. I'd prefer one that covers both latin and greek, but if that does not exist, then greek.

Any recommendations? :?:

(I'm not intending to spend a fortune)
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good books teaching how to SPEAK latin?

Hi guys. I'm starting to learn latin on my own witht he 'latin: an intensive course' book, and i'm looking for a book to accompany it that will teach me spoken latin. any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
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Documento sit cunctis!

temet non amplius expectaturus,
aperuisti ianuam, ne iam hilo mansurus.

Quis est modo decere conatus? Quisnam cui femellae iussibus datis pollicitus se nunquam mentiri? E vobis deinde quis vere praestitit? E vobis quis patentia in vulnera salis plus accepit?

Haec vobis narro, quod pollicitus Episcopus nullo casu fidem non perficit. Suspicati enim plures me nil latissimi praeferre, picturam iam conspexistis.
Paucis ante diebus locutus est suae filiae quidam irrumator, Episcopum vestrum mentulam, eiusque suctorem, ...
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Am I on the right track?

Hi again,

A few of the sentences I have to translate are proving tricky. Am I on the right track with them? Any advice, help or pointers?

o( fi/los o(/n o( e)/xqroj a)pekto/nen u(po\ de/ndrw| h)=n

This one I am battling with - a word-for-word direct translation gives me:

the friend (?) the hostile (keep away?) (passive indicator) tree he was

oi( a)/nqrwpoi oi(\ toi=j profh/taij pepisteu/kasi sofw/teroi ei)si tw=n a)/llwn
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carus in perseus?

This is strange. I checked out the lewis and short dictionary and some mofo cut out a section of a page that included the entry for "carus". Went to perseus and carus isn't linked and I assumed the capitalized word means something else, but that isn't linked either. I'm doing an etymology cognate list of the 1400 Latin word list, so the only important thing for me is the etymology section. Yes, there is the ...
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