Answer Key for Bradley's Arnold Latin Composition

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Answer Key for Bradley's Arnold Latin Composition

Post by D.Domingos » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:26 pm

Hello all,

I'm a new poster and had 2 questions:

1. Does anyone have an answer key for Bradley's Arnold Latin Composition. I'm a self learner and an answer key would really help. I've completed Wheelocks.

2. I'm learning German with the idea of possibly getting a Masters or Phd in the Classics (of which reading comprehension in both French and German is required). What I find interesting is that the German Noun Declension Paradigms (also for adjectives, pronouns) use a case order of Nominative -- Accusative -- Dative -- Genitive. In Greek and Latin the noun declensions use a case order of Nominative -- Genitive -- Dative -- Accusative -- Ablative (for Latin only) -- Vocative. I'm wondering if it is ok to make the German paradigms conform to the Latin and Greek in terms of the order of the cases? Is there a reason that the cases in the German declension are ordered differently or is it arbitrary?

Thanks very much!

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Re: Answer Key for Bradley's Arnold Latin Composition

Post by ingrid70 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:47 pm

I think it depends on the German textbook you use. When I learned German at school, we used the order nom, gen, dat, acc. When I Google on "Deutsche Grammatik", the first hit gives the order nom, acc, dat, gen, the second (which is German) gives the nom, gen, dat, acc order.

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Re: Answer Key for Bradley's Arnold Latin Composition

Post by Lex » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:49 pm

D.Domingos wrote:What I find interesting is that the German Noun Declension Paradigms (also for adjectives, pronouns) use a case order of Nominative -- Accusative -- Dative -- Genitive. In Greek and Latin the noun declensions use a case order of Nominative -- Genitive -- Dative -- Accusative -- Ablative (for Latin only) -- Vocative. I'm wondering if it is ok to make the German paradigms conform to the Latin and Greek in terms of the order of the cases? Is there a reason that the cases in the German declension are ordered differently or is it arbitrary?
I believe it's done according to the taste of the textbook or grammar author. I am studying Homeric Greek using Pharr's Homeric Greek. He uses NGDAV or (NV)GDA in the singular, (NAV)(GD) in the dual, and (NV)GDA in the plural! I prefer and use NVAGD ordering, since 1) N, V, & A are the same in singulars and plurals of neuters, and in duals of all genders; 2) G & D are the same in duals of all genders; 3) N and V are sometimes the same; and 4) a common accentuation rule applies to G & D, but not N, V, or A. I find that this grouping of commonalities helps me in memorization.
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Re: Answer Key for Bradley's Arnold Latin Composition

Post by D.Domingos » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:52 pm

Thanks for the replies thus far! It sounds like I may be able to adjust the German paradigm to suit my accustomed case order.

I will be out of email contact for a few days but will check in and have better responses when I return on Monday...

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Re: Answer Key for Bradley's Arnold Latin Composition

Post by Patruus » Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:20 pm

Downloadable PDFs -
. Key to Exercises 1-67 - http://tinyurl.com/bww66l
. Key to continuous passages - http://tinyurl.com/c9thgp

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Re: Answer Key for Bradley's Arnold Latin Composition

Post by D.Domingos » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:27 pm

Gratias ago tibi!!! Libro linguam latinam meliorem legere dicereque spero. I'm sure I said that wrong, hopefully with the book and the answer keys you provided i'll be able to say the sentence properly in a few months. We shall see...

Thanks for the tips on Deutsch as well.

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