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Postby pmda » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:14 am

Orberg in LLPSI says: "Ut 'mergor mergimur' declinantur verba passive et deponentia .......

I thought only nouns declined. Did Romans use term to refer to both nouns and verbs? Is there a latin verb for conjugate? Paul
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Re: declinantur

Postby adrianus » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:57 am

Ita est, Paule: anglicè et "decline" et "conjugate" significat "declinare". Habes latinè "inflectere" "inclinare" "declinare" ad verba nominaque, non "conjugare", quod verbum voce passivâ alium sensum grammaticè communicat, "verba cognata esse" enim.

Yes, Paul, "declinare" means "decline" and also "conjugate". You have "inflectere" "inclinare" and "declinare" for nouns AND verbs but no word such as "conjugare" for verbs except in another sense grammatically in the passive meaning "being related".
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: declinantur

Postby pmda » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:30 am

Gratias tibi ago Adriane.
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