Archive for April, 2012

Roman mythology I Posted by on Apr 30, 2012

Roman mythology meets the beliefs, rituals and other practices pertaining to supernatural realm that ancient Roman people held or did since the ancient period until Christianity absorbed definitely the religions of the Roman Empire in the early Middle Ages. PRIESTS The Roman religion was very ritualistic and had many priests in charge of the rites…

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Relative, interrogative-indefinite & other pronouns Posted by on Apr 26, 2012

Relative pronouns   Singular Plural Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter Nominative qui quae quod qui quae quae Accusative quem quam quod quos quas quae Genitive cuius quorum quarum quorum Dative cui quibus Ablative quo qua quo quibus The relative pronoun’s only function is the phoric, as it always refers to the antecedent, with which…

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Phoric & emphatic pronouns Posted by on Apr 23, 2012

Phoric pronouns   Singular Plural Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter Nominative is ea id ei (ii) eae ea Accusative eum eam id eos eas ea Genitive eius eorum earum eorum Dative ei eis (iis) Ablative eo ea eo eis (iis)   As the name suggests, its main function is the phoric: it is used…

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Possessive & demonstrative pronouns Posted by on Apr 12, 2012

Possessive pronouns    One holder Several holders 1st person  meus, -a, -um noster, nostra, nostrum 2nd person  tuus, -a, -um uester, uestra, uestrum 3rd person (reflexive)  suus, -a, -um   Its main function is the morphemic: they express the category of person and number. The reflexive possessive suus, -a, -um has also a phoric function…

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Pronominal morphology & Personal pronouns Posted by on Apr 9, 2012

What are pronouns? Traditionally pronouns are defined as words that are used in place of the name. However, this definition is unsatisfactory, in a phrases like: I will go to the movies tomorrow What name replaces “I“? It is obvious that it does no replace any name. ‘I‘ is a first-person morpheme that indicates the…

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Latin pronunciation Posted by on Apr 4, 2012

There is not “one correct way” of pronuncing Latin, it depends on which kind of Latin you are trying to speak.   Classical Latin Classical Latin alphabet had these (capital) letters: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, V, X, Y, Z C…

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