Archive for December, 2009

First Conjugation with Suffix -uī Posted by on Dec 30, 2009

Now we’ll look at first conjugation verbs in the imperfect tense with a suffix of uī. First the indicative, active, imperfect of secāre = to cut, divide secābam sacābās secābat secābāmus secābātis secābant In the passive, indicative, imperfect: secābar secābāris secābātur secābāmur secābāminī secābantur �

Answers to the Word of the Day Posted by on Dec 27, 2009

1- spiritus (breath, breathing, spirit) 2 – certus (certain, sure) 3 – sensus (feeling, discretion, tact, sense) 4 – avaratia (greed) 5 – voluptas (pleasure) 6 – prius (before, previously) 7 – pecco (to do wrong, sin) 8 – edere, esse (to eat, consume) 9 – vacare…

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Latin Word of the Day Posted by on Dec 24, 2009

The Word of the Day is a great visual-auditory tool that allows you to hear Latin vocabulary words used in context. Here are a couple of words that are all from the Latin Word of the Day. The answers will be posted soon, but try to figure out the meanings in English: 1- spiritus 2…

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First Conjugation Quiz Posted by on Dec 21, 2009

In the last post, we looked at the verb portāre (to carry, to bring) in the imperfect tense. Now let’s see if you remember conjugating this verb in the active and passive indicative present tense for the verb vetāre (to forbid, to prohibit). Your job is to fill in the letters marked by blanks. The…

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First Conjugation Imperfect Tense Posted by on Dec 18, 2009

Now that we’ve gone over the first to fourth conjugation in the indicative present in the active and passive, let’s do the imperfect tense. For today’s verb we’ll use portāre (to carry). The tempus imperfectum (imperfect tense) of portāre is the equivalent of saying, “I carried” or “I used to carry” or “I was carrying”…

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Fifth Declension Continued Posted by on Dec 15, 2009

Most fifth declension nouns are feminine, but there is an exception. Diēs (day) can be used both in the masculine and feminine form. N : diēs G : diēī D : diēī Acc : diem Abl : diē Now in the plural: Nom : diēs Gen : diērum Dat : diēbus Acc : diēs Abl…

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Fifth Declension Posted by on Dec 12, 2009

The fifth declension is mostly composed of feminine nouns, and is characterized by the vowel -e in the stem. Here is the noun effigy (ideal) in the singular: N : effigiēs G : effigiēī D : effigiēī Acc : effigiem Abl : effigiē In the plural: N : effigiēs G : effigiērum D : effigiēbus…

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