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Mute with L or R

Hi to everyone :)

I am a begginer in latin and I am a little bit confused with the long syllables and the accent.

According to D'ooge a syllable is long “if it ends in a consonant which is followed by another consonant”, however according to other grammar books this is true for "any two consonants (except a mute with l or r)". So according to D'ooge ...
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cum vs ablative absolute

I'm somewhat confused on which to use when. I thought an ablative absolute was used when the action was not related to rest of the sentence but precedes it; and that cum with subjunctive was used either when there is a sentence that sort of takes the place of an ablative absolute but is too long for an abl. abs. or when this action, unconnected to the rest of the sentence occurred at the same ...
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hic est ego.

This is my intro thread.

My name is Michael, I'm a wise fool, double majoring in Classics and Philsophhy. I'm in my eigth year of Latin (started back in 7th grade) and my second year of Greek. I've done Vergil (twice) and some Cicero and Livy in Latin; we're doing The Apology of Socrates now in Greek. Next semester is Euripdes' Alkestis and Ovid.

I really like Catullus, and poetry in general.

That's about it. ...
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correction of exercises(Brazilian Student)

Please correct these exercises to me.I have put the phrases in english and my translation,I ask you to correct them and it will be of a great help to me if you coment the corrections.

1) The paths of the high mountains are rough
Montes itineres alti confragosi sunt
2) The spurs of the riders incite the horses
Equitum calcaria equuos incitant
3) The words are indicated by the subject
Verbi thematis indicantur
4) The ...
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Getting to know everyone.

I don't know if this has already been posted so forgive me if it sounds redundant. I just wanted to know a little about you all. Where your from, if you go to school, and your occupation,interests,gender,and age.

Just to let you all know a little about me, I am 16 years old, male, and go to a public high-school in America. I am very interested in theology,history,philosophy, and linguistics. I also enjoy birdwatching and ...
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Sum poeta

Vere praecipua atque utilis non credere possum
Lexi at scripta manu omnia verba tua

Hoc est primum poematum quae scrivi in Latine. Ego non Catullus aut Naso, sed scribens gaudeo.
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Roman Leaf Tablets ?

First off, I don't know if this is in the right forum. Feel free to move it if it's not.

Well, a while ago I was assigned by my Latin teacher a project. My project consists of making different roman writing materials from scratch.

The Project Outline Reads:

Each student will be assigned to reaseaching 3 different writing materials in use by the Romans. This reseach will culminate in the actual construction of a sample ...
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Hello, I found this wonderful learning resource the other day while looking around for an answer key to Wheelock.
I'm learning Latin just for my own interest and to learn the proper pronunciation of my first name (Marcus). :) There aren't too many Latin learners here in Korea so I'm forced to study by my self. Luckily there are great resources like TextKit to help me.
I'm ...
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me odi et volo mori

:cry: iam modo mentiri, attamen moriturum si praedico quaedam sit mortua.
nil queo agere neque ulli latina usui. vita enim optima simplex. hominum more maiora petimus multiplicem in eam efficiendam felices statum, dum omnia quae desideravimus ibi fuit sed non animadvertimus priusquam sero. latinam didicimus. cui fuit haec? paulum mi prodest.
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Latin translation... i am trying...

Q1. The captain, to whom Flaccus had given the money, called Quintus into the ship.
A1. magister, cui Flaccus argentum tradiderat, Quintum in navem vocavit.

Q2. The ship, which the sailors had cast off, proceeded slowly out of the harbour.
A1. navis, quibus nauta solverant, lente e porto processit.

Q3. Quintus approached two passengers who were standing in the stern.
A3. Quintus duo viator accessit quae in puppis stabant.

Q4. One passenger with whom quintus ...
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