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4th declension exercises

Postby arslongus » Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:41 pm

Could someone verify these 4th declensions for accuracy? Just trying to practice.

large hands (s) manus ingentes
by our senates nostris senatibus
to/for those hands of yours istiis manibus
to/for the other knee aliis genibus
by the sweet fruits dulciis fructibus
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Re: 4th declension exercises

Postby benissimus » Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:42 am

large hands (s) manus ingentes

grammatically correct, but ingens is a little more than "large".
by our senates nostris senatibus

correct
to/for those hands of yours istiis manibus

istis, not istiis. the stem is ist- (not isti-) and the ending is -is.
to/for the other knee aliis genibus

"the other" should be translated by alter, since it implies there are two things in comparison. your English is also singular but your Latin is plural.
by the sweet fruits dulciis fructibus

dulcis, -e is third declension, so dulcibus.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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Re: 4th declension exercises

Postby arslongus » Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:11 pm

Oh man.. 40%.. not good.

by the sweet fruits dulciis fructibus
dulcis, -e is third declension, so dulcibus.


Guess I need to pay more careful attention to the codes in 'Words'. When I entered dulciis, I got
dulci.is N 2 2 LOC P N
dulci.is N 2 2 DAT P N
dulci.is N 2 2 ABL P N

So, Locative, Dative, and Ablative forms.. Trouble is, it's a noun, not an adjective.

In this case, I suppose only knowing that dulcis is a 3rd decl. adjective of two endings would prevent me from making this mistake.
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