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Here’s a bit of discussion taken from various composition books:

The article gives a good deal of trouble to the learner before its use is fully mastered, and it is best therefore to explain the main points about it at the very first. There is no word in Greek for a, an: it is simply omitted: or the Indefinite Pronoun tij “a certain one,” is used. The Greek article means the, and it is used ...
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§ 428. Irregular verb fero; Dative with prep+verb compounds.

So these verbs can have two objects: a direct and indirect? Interesting.

I. 4. Cum navigia insulae adpropinquarent barbari terrore commoti pedem referre conati sunt.
-When the boats were approaching the island the barbarians, moved by terror, tried to retreat.

5. Galli moleste ferebant Romanos agros vastare.
-The Gauls were very annoyed that the Romans were destroying (their) fields. (Is that right?)

6. Caesar sociís imperavit ne finitimis suis bellum inferrent.
-Caesar ordered the allies ...


Origin of Textkit?

So... whence did this name come about?
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§ 422. Indirect Statements, eo. Exercises I and II, Page 180

I. 5. Caesar per exploratores cognovit Gallos flumen transísse.
-Caesar learned through scouts that the Gauls had crossed the river.

6. Romani audiverunt Helvetios initá aestate de finibus suis exituros esse.
-The Romans heard that the Helvetii would go forth from their borders at the beginning of summer.

7. Legati responderunt neminem ante Caesarem illam insulam adísse.
-The ambassadors replied that no one had visited that island before.

8. Principes Gallorum dicunt se nullum consilium ...


BLD Ex: 82 Part 1 #3

It is asking to translate from Latin to English the following: amici legati mali.

My translation is: "The friends of the wicked lieutenant".

Does this seem correct or could it be "The wicked friends of the lieutenant"?
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best way to learn...

Hi there,

I'm new to this place and teaching myself languages, so I was wondering if any of you had any comments, idea, helpful hints etc

Tyr
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#1 Subjunctive verbs in indirect questions

From N&H, Page 3, Exercise 1

1. Tell me why you are afraid.
2. We do not know what he is doing.
3. I do not know how many ships there were.
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Introduction and announcement of a Mounce study group

First, I'd like to briefly introduce myself. I've been trying to work my way through Mounce. I love this textbook. If anybody ever said you can't write a combination devotional/language textbook, I think Mounce has proven them wrong (just as Wayne Grudem has shown you can produce a devotional systematic theology).

In January 2003 I started a free on-line study group doing Mounce. Unfortunately, due to dropoff in attendance as well as my own job ...
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§ 411 - Gerund and gerundive Exercises I and II Page 176.

I hate the Gerundive! I like the Gerund, it is my friend.
:P

I. 1. Caesar cum in Galliá bellum gereret militibus decimae legionis maxime favit quia rei militaris peritissimi erant.
-When Caesar was waging war in Gaul he favoured the soldiers of the tenth legion most, because they were very skilled in the art of war.

2. Sociis negotium dedit rei frumentariae curandae.
-He gave his ...


§400 - Conjunction "cum", Exercises I and II, P. 1

I am a bit doubtful as always, especially of the first one! Some of them however are very easy I know!

I. 1. Helvetii cum patrum nostrorum tempore domo profecti essent, consulis exercitum in fugam dederant.
-The Helvetii, since they had set out from home at the time of our fathers, they had put the consul's army to flight.

2. Cum Caesar in Galliam venit, Helvetii alios agros petebant.
-When Caesar came into Gaul, the ...
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