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Second Conjugation With Reduplicated ī Posted by on Aug 29, 2009

Today’s verb will be a second conjugation with a reduplicated ī in the perfect tense. First we’ll look at the active present indicative of the verb. spondēre = to promise, to vow spondeō spondēs spondet spondēmus spondētis spondent Next is the present passive indicative. spondeor spondēris spondētur spondēmur spondēminī spondēntur

Second Conjugation Suffix -sī and -xī Posted by on Aug 26, 2009

Today, we’ll look at the second conjugation of Latin verbs that have the sī and xī in the suffix of the perfect tense. In particular, let’s look at the verb augēre (to increase, inlarge). First, the active: augeō augēs auget augēmus augētis augent Now the passive form: augeor augēris augētur augēmur augēminī augentur

Second Conjugation Posted by on Aug 23, 2009

Here are the second conjugation verbs that end in vī in the in the perfect tense. The verb below will be the present tense active endings in the singular and plural. dēlēre = to destroy dēleō dēlēs dēlet dēlēmus dēlētis dēlent And now in the passive present endings: dēleor dēlēris dēlētur dēlēmur dēlēmini dēlentur

Second Conjugation in the Passive Posted by on Aug 20, 2009

These verbs have the suffix ūi in the perfect tense of the second conjugation. Verbs that belong in this category are considered regular. We looked at these verbs in the active tense, now we’ll look at these verbs in the passive. Tenēre : to hold, to keep teneor tenēris tenētur tenētur tenēmur tenēminī tenentur terrēre…

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Second Conjugation ē Latin Verbs Posted by on Aug 17, 2009

For this post, the verbs will be in the present indicative, active tense. In general, second conjugation verbs end in ēre in the infinitive. I : –ō You singular : –s He/She/It : –t We : –mus You plural : –tis They : –nt These are the conjugations for the Latin verb ‘to advise’ I…

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More Festivals Posted by on Aug 14, 2009

The festival of Portunes called Portumnalia, was celebrated this month. Portunes was the god of keys and doors. Part of his name means door or porta. For this festival the people of Rome threw keys into the fire for good luck. It was believed that Portunes was responsible for whether people would run into good…

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Days of the Week Posted by on Aug 11, 2009

Monday – dies Lunae. The word dies Lunae comes from the word luna, which means moon in Latin. There was also a ancient Roman moon goddess called Luna. The temple was named Luna Noctiluca (luna that shines by night). Tuesday – dies Martis. Dies Martis literally means day of Mars. Mars was the ancient Roman god…

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