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Postby Barrius » Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:33 pm

I'm using D'Ooge's wonderful book, but am also using "The Beginner's Latin Book" by Collar and Daniell due to the wealth of exercises they provide. Can someone be so kind as to check my responses. (With exercise text so no one has to look them up).

Critics welcome. Suggestions taken. Thanks in advance.

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Page 8, § 21.I 
 1. Viae latae.            The wide streets.
 2. Via lata.              A wide street.
 3. Vias latas.            The wide streets.
 4. Viam latam.            A wide street.
 5. Cauda longa.           A long tail.
 6. Caudas longas.         The long tails.
 7. Caudam longam.         A long tail.
 8. Caudae longae.         The long tails.
 9. Columbas parvas.       The small doves.
10. Columbae parvae.       The small doves.
11. Columba parva.         A small dove.
12. Columbam parvam.       A small dove.
13. Rosam albam.           A small rose.
14. Rosae albae.           The white roses.
15. Rosa alba.             A white rose.
16. Rosas albas.           The white roses.
17. Regina mala.           A bad queen.     
18. Reginas malas.         The bad queens.

Page 9, § 21.II.
                              Singular          Plural               
 1. little girl      nom.     puella parva      puellae parvae
                     acc.     puellam parvam    puellas parvas
 2. great eagle      nom.     aquila magna      aquilae magnae
                     acc.     aquilam magnam    aquilas magnas
 3. good queen       nom.     regina bona       reginae bonae
                     acc.     reginam bonam     reginas bonas
 4. wide street      nom.     via lata          viae latae
                     acc.     vias latas        viam latam

           Singular          Plural               
 5. nom.   rosa alba         rosae albae
    gen.   rosae albae       rosarum albarum
    dat.   rosae albae       rosis albis
    acc.   rosam albam       rosas albas
    abl.   rosa alba         rosis albis
 6. nom.   via longa         viae longae
    gen.   viae longae       viarum longarum   
    dat.   viae longae       viis longis
    acc.   viam longam       vias longas
    abl.   via longa         viis longis
 7. nom.   bona puella       bonae puellae
    gen.   bonae puellae     bonarum puellarum
    dat.   bonae puellae     bonis puellis
    acc.   bonam puellam     bonas puellas
    abl.   bona puella       bonis puellis


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Postby whiteoctave » Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:25 pm

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Postby whiteoctave » Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:25 pm

Everything seems fine. I imagine the rogue introduction of "small" in 13 was a typo. I also imagine that the exercise book is currently only dealing with the nominative and accusative cases, as you will come to see that many of those latin phrases could be regarded as being in different cases, with different meanings (e.g. regina mala could be "a/the bad queen" or "by/with/from a/the bad queen" depending upon the length of the a vowel!).

I imagine, furthermore, that your alternation between "a" and "the" in translation is purely arbitrary, as it should be with such short phrases.

All in all, not really much scope for going wrong, but everything seems fine.

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Postby Barrius » Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:07 pm

whiteoctave wrote:Everything seems fine. I imagine the rogue introduction of "small" in 13 was a typo.

Again thanks. #13 should be "A white rose".

I also imagine that the exercise book is currently only dealing with the nominative and accusative cases, as you will come to see that many of those latin phrases could be regarded as being in different cases, with different meanings (e.g. regina mala could be "a/the bad queen" or "by/with/from a/the bad queen" depending upon the length of the a vowel!).


Yes, these were nominitive/accusitive only, I think I've got a handle on the dative/abalative being "to" and "by/with/from". The other cases seem straightforward.

THANK you very much for taking the time to read thru them and offering suggestions.
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