A dialogue with hic, haec, hoc and ille, illa, illud

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A dialogue with hic, haec, hoc and ille, illa, illud

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Salvete! In an effort to become more comfortable with demonstrative pronouns, I wrote a short dialogue. I would appreciate any constructive feedback or suggestions. Gratias tibi ago.

Quintus: Haec femina pulchra est. (This woman is pretty.)
Livianus: Illa femina? (That woman?)
Quintus: Illa femina Graeca. Illam feminam vocare aut scribere debes. (That Greek woman. You ought to call or write to her.)
Livianus: Illa cogitabo. Nomen illius Drusilla est. Illas puellas malas docet. (I will think about that. That woman’s name is Drusilla. She teaches those wicked girls.)

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It is scribere ad aliquem.

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And if by vocare you are implying call by phone, bedwere is a master of neo-Latin and can probably tell you how to say that in (neo) Latin.

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I don't know about the master part (rather jack of all trades, master of nothing), but I recommend Neo-Latin Lexicon for neologisms and Smith and Hall for the rest. Anyway, vocare or appellare are good enough for me.

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Thank you everyone for your feedback. I realize vocare is probably not the best verb to use, but I wanted to communicate the idea of talking with her.
Tibi gratias ago

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Bona auxilia est! I struggle with learning and remembering these forms, so this is helpful. Have you written any others?
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