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Fourth Conjugation Continued Posted by on Nov 29, 2009

Now we’ll look at verbs of the fourth conjugation with the suffix –uī in the perfect tense. First the active present indicative of aperīre = to open, to uncover aperiō aperīs aperit aperīmus aperītis aperiunt Now the passive present indicative: aperior aperīris aperītur aperīmur aperīminī aperiuntur

Fourth Conjugation Verbs Posted by on Nov 26, 2009

Fourth conjugation verbs are characterized by the vowel ī and the īre ending of the present active infinitive. Today we’ll look at fourth conjugation verbs that have the suffix vī in the perfect tense. Verbs in this pattern are considered to be “regular”. We’ll be starting with the verb audīre = to hear. In the present active…

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Third Conjugation -īo Verbs Posted by on Nov 23, 2009

There are quite a few third conjugation īo verbs that are conjugated as third conjugation verbs (for the most part) but that resemble some fourth conjugation verbs. capere (to seize) In the present indicative active tense: capiō capīs capit capimus capitis capiunt In the present indicative passive: capior caperis capitur capimur capīminī capiuntur

Answers to the Word of the Day Posted by on Nov 20, 2009

1 – to be pleasant, to charm (delectare) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/latin.htm?date=03-14-2009 2 – enemy (hostis) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/latin.htm?date=03-15-2009 3 – savage, fierce (ferus) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/latin.htm?date=03-16-2009 4 – smallest, very small (minimus) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/latin.htm?date=03-18-2009 5 – fear (timor) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/latin.htm?date=03-19-2009 6 – late, too late (sera) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/latin.htm?date=03-20-2009 7 – intensely, very much (valde) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/latin.htm?date=03-22-2009 8 – proof, evidence (argumentum) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/latin.htm?date=03-23-2009 9 – to…

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Word of the Day Posted by on Nov 17, 2009

All these words are in the Word of the Day. Try to find the Latin equivalent! 1 – to be pleasant, to charm 2 – enemy 3 – savage, fierce 4 – smallest, very small 5 – fear 6 – late, too late 7 – intensely, very much 8 – proof, evidence 9 – to…

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Irregular Fourth Declension Nouns Posted by on Nov 14, 2009

There are some irregular fourth declension nouns that change in the dative and ablative plural. domus (house/home) in the singular: Nom : domus Gen : domūs Dat : domuī Acc : domum Abl : domō Voc : domus In the plural: Nom : domūs Gen : domōrum/domuum Dat : domibus Acc : domōs/domūs Abl…

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Fourth Declension Neuter Nouns Posted by on Nov 11, 2009

The fourth declension also includes neuter nouns as well. Take a look at the neuter noun cornū (horn, strength) Nom – cornū Gen – cornūs Dat – cornū Acc – cornū Abl – cornū Voc – cornū Cornū (horn, strength) in the plural: Nom – cornua Gen – cornuum Dat – cornibus Acc – cornua…

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