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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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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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Non-personal verbal forms Posted by on Jun 15, 2012

The verb forms which do not have personal ending are known as non-personal verbs or noun-verbs. These verb forms simultaneously have nouns’ characteristics (they are nouns or adjectives) and verbs’ characteristics (tense, voice…). In Latin we have three verbal nouns (infinitive, gerund and supine) and two verbal adjectives (participle and gerundive). Morphology is as follows…

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Verbal morphology II Posted by on Jun 10, 2012

Active voice Time characteristics of time and mood for active personal forms are:   PRESENT TENSE Indicative Subjunctive Imperative Present 1st conjugation: -e- 2nd, 3rd, 4th conjugations: -a- Past imperfect -ba- -re- Future 1st & 2nd conjugations: -b- 3rd, 4th conjugations 1st singular person: -a- Rest of persons: -e-   The imperative has no temporal…

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