pmda wrote:Hi, I just joined this. And was prompted by a question. Am learning Latin through self-study - Lingua Latina. I just finished the Dowling approach of memorizing the paradigms. Only I went much further than he recommended (including all pronouns, irregular verbs etc..) It took a while. Anyways I'm stumped about something already. I have a question about the gender and person of some Greek cities in latin. Words like Naxos, Lesbos in sentences in Orberg's Lingua latina are obviously Fem. Nom. Sing. But I can find no reference to this fact on the web. Can anyone confirm the gender and person of 'Naxos' and 'Lesbos' in a sentence like 'Naxos et Lesbos sunt insulae Graecae' ? Are the an irregular 2nd declension feminine nouns?
pmda wrote:Many, many thanks guys. That seems to answer the question. I noticed also that Delphi is 2nd Declension (masculine presumably?) Plural. Which is seriously irregular.
thesaurus wrote: It gets trickier when you have Greek syntactical adoptions: the first few times I encountered the Greek "accusative of respect" in Latin (in Ovid), I had no idea what was going on.
Smythe wrote:Seriously? It is to weep.
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