Archive for February, 2010

Second Declension Sentences Posted by on Feb 27, 2010

Try translating these sentences on your own! (1) Es amīcus. (amīcus = friend) (2) Est cervus. (cervus = deer) (3) Sum medicus. (medicus = doctor.) The three sentences all contain second declension nouns. The most basic second declension nouns end in -us and are mostly masculine. For the second sentence, you might have translated this…

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Plurals Posted by on Feb 24, 2010

Now that we know how to say, “I am”, “You are”, and “He/She/It is” is Latin, let’s learn how to say, “We are”, “You all are” and “They are” in Latin. Sumus = we are Estis = you all are Sunt = they are Notice that unlike the group we saw last time, “sumus“, “estis” and…

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Five Good Emperors Posted by on Feb 21, 2010

The “Five Good Emperors” was a term coined by Machiavelli. In today’s post, we’ll examine just what made these give emperors “good”. Emperor Nerva had a short reign that ran for a little over an year. Although modern historians have labeled him a weak and ineffective emperor, his adoption of the next emperor ensured a smooth…

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Latin Sentences Posted by on Feb 18, 2010

We’re going to take on more subjects and nouns. First take a look at these words: Sum = I am Es = you are Est = his is, she is, it is Now try translating these sentences. (1) Est amīcus. (amīcus = friend) (2) Es dominus. (dominus = lord, master of the house) (3) Est…

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Latin Sentences Posted by on Feb 17, 2010

Now that we’ve had quite a  bit of grammar under our belt, let’s construct some simple sentences. I promise this won’t be painful! We’re going to start with the basics, which will be learning how to say, “I am a …” The word “sum” means “I am”. In Latin, “sum” is not always necessary, but…

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St. Valentine Posted by on Feb 14, 2010

The romantic holiday known as Valentines Day may have been named after several martyed saints named Valentinus. One saint in particular stands out among the rest. This saint was arrested for marrying Christian couples in secret. The ruler at the time was Claudius II, who had him beheaded. There’s also another story about how Saint Valentine was…

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Second Conjugation Suffix -uī In Imperfect Posted by on Feb 11, 2010

This is the second conjugation latin verb terrēre (to frighten, to deter) in the in the active imperfect: terrēbam terrēbās terrēbat terrēbāmus terrēbātis terrēbant Now the imperfect passive terrēbar terrēbāris terrēbātur terrēbāmur terrēbāminī terrēbantur �

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