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Ch7 PR13

Postby klewlis » Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:26 pm

Alrighty, PR13 of chapter 7:
After bad times true virtue and much labor will help the state.

And our fabulous answer key says:
Post tempora mala virtus vera et labor multus civitatem adiuvabunt.


now, I would think that it should be "virtus verus", since virtus is masculine nominative singular. Am I missing something or is this a typo in the key?

(I am lacking in sleep so forgive me if I'm overlooking something ;)
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Postby benissimus » Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:47 pm

It's an understandable mistake to make, but virtus, while it ends in -us, is a feminine noun of the third declension.

Virtus, Virtutis F.
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Postby klewlis » Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:32 pm

!!

I seem to be having that problem a lot lately... did the same thing with tempus being neuter... was so confused... lol. Those darned third declension nouns.

This is what happens when you try to do latin at 4am. :)
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Postby benissimus » Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:35 pm

I definitely would avoid doing Latin when you are really sleepy. I look at some of the things I write on my homework the day after I stayed up writing it in any subject, and I wonder what I was thinking... misspelled words, reversed meanings, repeated phrases... :roll:
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Postby klewlis » Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:38 pm

benissimus wrote:I definitely would avoid doing Latin when you are really sleepy. I look at some of the things I write on my homework the day after I stayed up writing it in any subject, and I wonder what I was thinking.


lol. this is true.

but I have all these agonizingly quiet night shifts at work which are just 8 hours of time either to do latin or watch tv... so I'm trying to make the most of it. :) I do ok until about 4 or 5 am and then I have to give up.
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Postby Ulpianus » Sat Mar 27, 2004 12:03 am

benissimus wrote:I definitely would avoid doing Latin when you are really sleepy. I look at some of the things I write on my homework the day after I stayed up writing it in any subject, and I wonder what I was thinking... misspelled words, reversed meanings, repeated phrases... :roll:


Etiam Homerus dormitat.

Sadly, as for me, I look at something I did when I was not sleepy and I wonder what I was thinking ... misspelled words, reversed meanings, repeated phrases :roll:
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