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by Timothy
Sun Apr 18, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD: §111 I.2 Irregular pronouns
Replies: 8
Views: 5906

As far as I can see, with the construction: Cena nullius ancillae est bona. wouldn result in (something like), "The dinner maids" . If ancillae is nom. pl. then nullus must agree in gender number and case (§65) and the nom. pl. of nullus is regular, feminine: nullae . Q: Whose dinner is it? Here's h...
by Timothy
Sat Apr 17, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD: §111 I.2 Irregular pronouns
Replies: 8
Views: 5906

BLD: §111 I.9 Irregular adjective

I'm getting confused . Now I'm stuck with #9. Cena nullius alterius ancillae est bona The key has, "The dinner of neither of the maids is good." I get, "The dinner of no other maid is good." The word for neither is neuter , but that's not what gets me. If it were plural maids , where does the "of" c...
by Timothy
Sat Apr 17, 2004 3:35 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD §99 II.2 translation
Replies: 6
Views: 5093

I agree with you that you're expected to use 'ad' + acc here; I checked the book, and 'in' + acc is introduced in paragraph 209. Ingrid Sigh. I'm having a hard enough time keeping it attached to the ablative. ;) However, as castrum is neuter, the acc.plu ends in -a, as does the nom.plu: ad castra R...
by Timothy
Sat Apr 17, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD: §111 I.2 Irregular pronouns
Replies: 8
Views: 5906

BLD: §111 I.2 Irregular pronouns

I think I'm a little mixed up with how the irregular adjectives work. §111 I.2 Latin: Nulli malo puero praedam dat magister. nullus, -a, um (§108) is an irregular adjective that has the form nulli in the dataive singular. ("to none, to no") puero is the dative singular or ablative singular (§91) of ...
by Timothy
Sat Apr 17, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD §99 II.2 translation
Replies: 6
Views: 5093

BLD §99 II.2 translation

I think the translation of the exercise in §99 II.2 isn't correct. I'm trying to reconcile the phrase "in castra Romana" . English: My son Sextus is carrying his booty to the Roman camp Key: Filius meus Sextus praedam suam in castra Romana portat. Meos: Filius meus Sextus praedam suam ad castros Rom...
by Timothy
Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD §95 II Tranlation Q's
Replies: 6
Views: 4624

dictinary format

Hey Tim, good to see that you're an OED man. The ELD is a pleasant little book and functions on most occasions as my quick-reference dictionary. Well, because of the Latin classes of my youth I developed a fondness for a good dictionary and use it to look up the Latin roots. One of my teachers wrot...
by Timothy
Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:15 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD §95 II Tranlation Q's
Replies: 6
Views: 4624

I think so. BLD: Altos muros, longa et dura bella, claras victorias quis non laudat? Key: Who does not praise the talls walls, the long and hard battles, and the famous victories? The "talls walls" is a typo. I realize that much of this is ancient for you as I gather the last group went through the ...
by Timothy
Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD §95 II Tranlation Q's
Replies: 6
Views: 4624

BLD §95 II Tranlation Q's

(Timicus lamentat) :( §95 II. "Alto muros, longa at dura bella, clara victorias quis non laudat?" Isn't "victorias" the accusative plural of victories? So I translated this as "famous victories" rather than "famous battles" (claras pugnas). (sigh) The previous set of excercises really threw me. I mu...
by Timothy
Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:42 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD: §82 II.2 Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 4872

I think I see it now

[This is a summary response to various replies] This is an exercise I tried: Galba est amicum Marci. Marcus est amicum Sexti. Amicus est ex vico Germaniae, patrea meae. Which friend comes from the German village? Is he my friend? Marcus est amicum meae. Does Mark come from a German Village? Marcus e...
by Timothy
Wed Apr 07, 2004 4:42 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: BLD: §82 II.2 Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 4872

BLD: §82 II.2 Problem

Greetings! Many thanks for the BLD answer key. I have been trying to catch up on the forum and am steadily working through the text. I hope that someone can help me over a little difficulty I'm having at the moment. Here's my synopsis of the problem: §82 II (Translate) 2. My friend is from (ex) a vi...