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Subjunctive

Postby sapz » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:22 am

Hello! (:

I just finished the book Lingua Latina: Familia Romana. However, I don't feel very confident in the subjunctives, the differences of meaning and time between the different forms.

Could you recommend some source that covers this well?

Thank you!
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Re: Subjunctive

Postby Shenoute » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:12 pm

Hello,

You could read the section on subjonctive in Wright's First Latin steps. The explanations are nice and simple and followed by more than 700 short sentences; this should give you some theoretical background as well as plenty of practice.

The book Pons Tironum could also be very useful to you. The first sections are devoted to the different use of the subjunctive and consist of short stories repeating over and over the same construction.
Pons Tironum, p. ix wrote:(...) "Nam semper tibi imperat ut tunicam apud lectulum tuum deponas." Ego tamen iratus ei ut taceat impero. Tacet igitur et alii imperat servo ut tunicam novam mihi det. Servus ille alteram tunicam adfert, et mihi "Davus" inquit, "ut hanc tunicam tibi darem mihi imperavit. Imperavit quoque ut celeriter te amicires." (...)


Let us know if this helps !
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Re: Subjunctive

Postby sapz » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:45 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Subjunctive

Postby Heriotza » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:45 am

You could use as well the Fabulae Syrae suplement to the second part of Lingua Latina: Familia Romana that prepared Luigi Miraglia. One of the reviewers at Amazon says:
The greatest strength of this book, as a companion to Familia Romana, is its superiority in offering examples of the subjunctive mood. The FR text falls short of excellence in this arena, and Miraglia picks up the slack masterfully, packing his well-written tales with assiduous examples of the subjunctive (in accordance with the order in which Oerberg introduces them in his text).
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