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Personal Pronouns

Postby Hullabaloo » Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:20 pm

Just out of curiosity, why does it take so bloody long to introduce you to simple conjugations like "I love" or "You eat". For the first 50 pages of the book, you can only say things like involving 3rd person. Grr. I just know that in other language books i've looked at, not for Latin, pronouns and verb conjugation are introduced in the first or second chapter. Is there a reason? Is verb conjugation hard in Latin? Thanks.
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Re: Personal Pronouns

Postby cattvs viridis » Thu May 19, 2005 7:39 pm

Hullabaloo wrote:Just out of curiosity, why does it take so bloody long to introduce you to simple conjugations like "I love" or "You eat". For the first 50 pages of the book, you can only say things like involving 3rd person. Grr. I just know that in other language books i've looked at, not for Latin, pronouns and verb conjugation are introduced in the first or second chapter. Is there a reason? Is verb conjugation hard in Latin? Thanks.


I have now been thru the first 100 pages of this book and as far as I can tell the verb conjugation is not hard in Latin. Not hard at all! Latin, as it appears, is a very mathematical language and verb conjugation follows simple logic. I would say declension of nouns and adjectives are more complicated -and a little frustrating to the beginner-.

The wheelock book has the verb conjugation in its beginning.. must be the choice of the author I guess. :|
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Postby Episcopus » Fri May 20, 2005 3:17 pm

Have patience my dear son. You will soon become fed up of the verbs which come thick and fast.
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