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Brittany Britanniae, I presume? Posted by on Jul 10, 2013

Salvete Omnes! (Hello Everyone!), I am so honored and excited to become part of Transparent Language’s Latin Blog. So, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Brittany, but for this blog I have adopted the epithet of “Brittany Britanniae” (which means Brittany “of Britain” and this is the singular genitive form of the feminine noun “Britannia” or…

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Latin Adjectives II Posted by on Feb 19, 2012

DEGREES OF SIGNIFICANCE Comparative degree  The systematic degrees of comparison are: inferiority, equality and superiority. The comparison of inferiority and equality is made with an adverb that modifies the adjective in positive degree and the second term (which will be in the same case as the first) introduced by quam.   Titus minus doctus quam…

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Latin Adjectives I Posted by on Feb 16, 2012

1st GROUP They are declined using the ends of the first and second declensions. Using the second declension for masculine and neuter, and the first for feminine.     Singular Plural Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter Nominative -us, -er -a -um -i -ae -a Vocative -e, -er -a -um -i -ae -a Accusative -um…

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Adjectives Posted by on Jun 13, 2010

Here are two sentences with adjectives. Can you spot the difference in each sentence? 1)      Porta est alta = The gate is high. (Porta = gate. Alta = high.) 2)      Portae sunt altae = The gates are high.  In the first sentence, porta and alta are in the singular, but in the second sentence, they…

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