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Plural Rules

I am learning latin and in the *very* first stages heh. I have hit plurals and am a little confused, all i have is:
"Nouns that end in -a in the singular end is -ae in the plural"
What about nouns that don't end in -a? Or arn't their any?

Thanks for any help :)
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re: Latin vowels (hidden quantity)

Forum:

My serious study (via personal time) of Classical Latin is in its 5th month. Aside from the basic rules of long vowels, diphthongs, and short vowels my grandest curiosity is the so-called "hidden quantity" of vowels. Can anyone recommend audio recordings that express these various quantities?

Sincerely,

Caeruleus
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"only" as adj or adv? (+ imperative # and word ord

I only teach elementary Latin, so I haven't run across good examples of these issues yet.

I'm trying to translate the phrase "Drink only good wines" into Latin, but I'm perplexed over the "only."

In this sentence, would it be an adverb or an adjective (tantum or solus -a -um).

Secondarily, should I make the imperative "drink" singular (bibe) or plural (bibete)? What would the true classicist do?

Lastly, what about word order on a ...
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Quae?

I know this is probably a stupid question, but in this sentence: "Quae pars orationis est 'serenas'?" why is the word Quae instead of Quid? And I thought the signal "ae" was either first declension nominative plural or first declension genetive and dative singular.

Our text book (Artes Latinae) says the above sentence means, "What part of speach is the word serenas?"

Thanks!
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prose scansion

hi guys,

similar to 1%homeless' question about pitch, i'm curious to know how many people here on the board try to figure out the correct syllable lengths in prose they're studying, and how you go about it. i check every word in sophocles using perseus, which is painful... is there an easier way?? lsj is pretty useless for this. cheers, chad. :)

(i should point out that ...
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yet another latin translator..

http://www.levity.com/alchemy/latin/latintrans.html

This is more like one of the dictionaries, but it does it on the whole lump of words in the sentence. Could be also useful for checking one's own latin compsition and spelling. How accurate is it? I'm a total novice in latin and in no situation to judge. ;) Found this while looking for another latin dictionary site to ...
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Quo iratus fio

Cur omnes in hoc foro non saepe nunc loquuntur? Quam ob rem forum hoc fit tardius? Antea amabam omnia verba e Populo textkitis venientia; nunc tamen est nihil amandum.

Fiat forum simile foro aliorum dierum acriusque. Si non ita faciatis, Deus me hortetur ut omnibus hic mulieribus quibusque hominibusque unam columbam sugentem mittam. Cognosco vos non amavisse fabulam illam in Agora dictam. Saevior sum.

Denique, si nec latinam scias nec latine loquaris faciendus es. Anglice ...
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duke papyri

this site might already be linked in one of the other linked pages, but it's worth putting up again (as mingshey suggested)... greek manuscripts sorted by date and literary category :)

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/papyrus ... ction.html
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2nd Aorist Optative?

Friends,
I have been studying Greek (koine) for 2 years and doing tutored study for about 2 more years. I was reading in my LXX and I came across a word that I could not identify fully.

Daniel 6:16b
Translation: "Thy God whom thou servest continually, he *will deliver* thee." (KJV)

word: ekeleitai
accent: penult/long
direct discourse

My guess: airew, third person singular, 2 aorist, optative

Issue: Why is the penult accented?

Sincerely,
Mike Ferrando ...
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european commissioners

The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has been
reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European
communications,
rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British government conceded that
English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a
five-year phased plan for
what will be known as EuroEnglish (Euro for
short).

In the first year, "s" will be used instead of the soft ...
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