Archive for March, 2010

Quiz Posted by on Mar 30, 2010

Every month, I’ll try to post a quiz on everything that we learned, so that you won’t forget all that you’ve learned! Here’s a quiz of all that we learned so far, and the answers will be posted in the next post: (1) Dictātor es. (2) Adulēscēns nōn sum. (3) Sumus deae. (4) Nōn sum…

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Educational Videos on Ancient Rome Posted by on Mar 27, 2010

Interested about ancient Rome? One way to learn more about Rome is to read about it. The other way is to watch a video about it. Ever heard about Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire? It’s about a 2006 BBC docudrama that looks at key points in the history of ancient Rome. If…

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Latin Numbers 1-100 Posted by on Mar 24, 2010

Latin Numbers can be expressed in both Arabic and Latin numeral notation. Knowing your Latin numbers is essential for any Latin speaker, whether you’re a beginner or advanced, so I’ve included a table below for your convenience. If you know your numbers from 1-100, I promise you’ll impress your friends for many a Superbowl to come…

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Latin Sentences with “And” Posted by on Mar 21, 2010

Before we go over anything, let’s take a look at this sentence : (1) Sum fēmina et medicus = I am a woman and a doctor. The word I want to focus on is “et”. “Et” serves as the conjunction “and”. Also, all the vocabulary used here was used in previous posts, so take a…

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Variations of Latin Posted by on Mar 18, 2010

Pig Latin is by no means the form of Latin spoken by the Ancient Romans. In fact, it’s not really Latin at all. Pig Latin is formed by placing the initial consonant or consonant cluster to the end of the word. There are lots of Youtube videos of Pig Latin, including this humorous song in Pig Latin: There’s…

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Direct Objects Posted by on Mar 15, 2010

As promised, here are the answers from the previous post: (The answers will be after the colon) (1) cōgitās (cōgitāre = to think) : You think, you do think, you are thinking (2) dubitō (dubitāre = to doubt) : I doubt, I do doubt, I am doubting (3) labōrāmus (labōrāre = to labor/work) : We work, We do work, We are working…

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First Conjugation Sentences Posted by on Mar 12, 2010

Let’s compare the two sentences: (1) Portō sum (2) Portō Both sentences mean “I am carrying” or “I carry” or “I do carry”. “Sum” is unnecessary because “portō” by itself means “I carry”. Now take a look at (1) – (6). Note that amāre = to love. (1) Amō = I love (2) Amās =…

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