Archive for August, 2012

Syntax: genitive Posted by on Aug 31, 2012

The genitive is, firstly, the complement of the noun (it means that a noun determines another noun), but it still mantains some uses in Latin as a verb complement. Possessive genitive It expresses possession of something and, rarely, the thing possessed: Ager patris A person’s name in genitive complementing another person’s name was the way…

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Syntax: accusative II Posted by on Aug 20, 2012

To read about nominative, vocative and other kind of accusative uses read our previous post. Extension accusative Accusative case can be used to express the extension in space and time. The accusative of extension in space, always in terms of extension (passus, pes …), can indicate distance traveled, distance between two points or dimensions of…

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Syntax: nominative, vocative and accusative I Posted by on Aug 13, 2012

Nominative Nominative is the case of subject’s personal verb forms, and therefore of everything concerning the subject. Caesar venit.             Puer est laetus.             Hannibal prīmus in proelium ībat. ITt serves to ‘name’ (nōmināre), the nominative is used in conjunction with de + ablative, for book titles: Bellum civīle.        …

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Music in Latin II Posted by on Aug 5, 2012

Today we finish our review of songs which lyrics are in Latin. Adeste Fideles (John Reading, 18th century) We wrote an special post about this song the last Christmas, here you can read it again and read lyrics’ translation.   ADESTE, FIDELES, LAETI TRIUMPHANTES, VENITE, VENITE IN BETHLEHEM: NATUM VIDETE REGEM ANGELORUM: VENITE, ADOREMUS DOMINUM!…

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