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Translation question

I am having a bit of trouble and wonder if someone might be kind enough to help me. The sentence is from Chapter 9, page 59:

ILLUD DE VITIIS ISTIUS REGINAE NUNC SCRIBAM, ET ISTA POENAS DABIT

My question is how does the ILLUD fit into the sentence. This in the Neuter form, nominative or accusitive, singular. My translation attempt is: I will now write that about the faults of that queen of yours, and ...
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second person plural pronoun

Could it be used to address a singular person (like English "you")?
If so, did it have the connotation of politeness/respect (like German "Sie")?
Thanks in advance.
Arkadi
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Aaaiiiii! Or, the story of LU/W.

When you acquire a pile of Greek grammars you quickly learn that certain words are simply always the example for a particular paradigm. Nearly every grammar I know uses fle/y "vein" to demonstrate labial consonant stem nouns.

Little lu/w, is by far the most common exemplar for the full verbal paradigm, from lu/w to e)lelu/kesan. It has much to recommend it for this role - it takes up little space, aren't any wild irregularities, nasty ...
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Group Studying

Does anyone here actively study with another person? I mean, do you test each other with flashcards, make presentations to a study group, practice singing declensions together, bodypaint irregular and deponent verbs on each other, et cetera?
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Advice for Which Tests or Exams to Take?

I'm learning Latin and Greek on my own, igitur I am not forced to sit for any particular exam. I would like to test my knowledge against some widely recognized standards. Etiam I am homeschooling filii mei in Latin and Greek, et would like for them to test.

Recommendations?

Thanks,
Rusticus
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Oxoniense linguam latinam mox discam

Well, I'm not sure if I got the locative right for "Oxonien," the Latin for "Oxford," as best as I can determine.

Nevertheless, I will be flying to Europe in a few weeks, arriving in Oxford on the 2nd of September to begin a semester study program there. This assumes that I will not be waylaid, drawn & quartered, tarred and feathered, or anything elsed while in France and Italy for ten days prior.

I ...
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Masc. consonantal iota stem?

I learned that all nouns with a consonantal Iota stem are feminine.
I just stumbled on po/sij.
(Actually, two words spelled the samein nom.sg. One 'a drink' fem. The other 'husband' masc.)
Is po/sij, (husband) a consonantal iota stem?
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All Apologies

I've used the phrase "Me paenitet" a few times without knowing how it works. "Me" is the first person personal or reflexive pronoun in the accusative or ablative. "Paenitet" is second conjugation, PAI, third person singular. Literally it seems to be:

"It displeases/offends me," or "it is causing me regret." Me is a personal pronoun, accusative. Verus?
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Sixth (6th) Declension?

I'm on page 42 of Hans Orberg's Lingua Latina and came across the words "it" and "eunt." I looked them up using William Whitaker's Words online dictionary (http://lysy2.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/words.exe?it) and discovered that they are listed as being verbs in the sixth dimension, er, I mean declension.

Quid est? Declinatio sextus? Oi!

Rusticus
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Iliad X 418

"hossai men trwwn puros escharai"

Whatever does this mean? "As many hearths of fires of the Trojans..."? And how does it fit with the rest of the sentence?

thanks
thucy
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