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Latin Words To Spruce Up Your Conversation Posted by on Mar 31, 2019

Salvete Omnes, As I am a former Classical Studies student and almost graduate student, I try to keep up on my Latin and translations – but making time can be difficult. However, I do try to use at least one Latin phrase in my day-to-day conversation to keep the language alive. So, I challenge you…

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Hobbitvs Ille: Part I Posted by on Aug 31, 2018

Salvete Omnes, I hope you have reviewed the previous blog posts for basic noun and verbs as well as some prepositions: Verbs  Nouns Part I  Nouns Part II Nouns Part III & Adjectives Imperfect Active Indicative The last thing we are going to review before translating is the Imperfect Tense of Verbs: The imperfect active…

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Guide to Impersonal Latin Verbs Posted by on Oct 23, 2014

The following is for your reference use for impersonal verbs.  Impersonal verbs usually do not have a subject or nominative instead there is an implied (he, she, it).  However they can take nominative in certain sentence structure. Most of these impersonal verbs will take either an accusative, dative, genitive, or rarely an ablative. followed by the…

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Syntax: dative Posted by on Sep 13, 2012

Ostia (Rome). Picture by Lawrence OP.

Dative is the case of the indirect object. It  is used to designate the person or thing concerned by the verbal action. From this overall view we will explain the specific uses that we can find in Latin: dative of interest, dative of purpose and double dative. The dative does not only work as a …

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Dative of the First Declension Posted by on May 13, 2010

The dative (indirect object) of the first declension has a singular form and a plural form. The dative singular of the first declension looks a lot like the nominative plural of the first declension : 1) Estis nautae = You all are sailors. 2) Nautae scapham dō = I am giving a boat to the…

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