Latin for Beginners eBook

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  INDICATIVE PRESENT INFINITIVE PRESENT

ago:, I drive agere, to drive di:co:, I say di:cere, to say du:co:, I lead du:cere, to lead mitto:, I send mittere, to send mu:nio:, I fortify mu:ni:re, to fortify reperio:, I find reperi:re, to find venio:, I come veni:re, to come

149. EXERCISES

I. 1.  Quis agit?  Cur venit?  Quem mittit?  Quem ducis? 2.  Quid mittunt?  Ad quem veniunt?  Cuius castra muniunt? 3.  Quem agunt?  Venimus.  Quid puer reperit? 4.  Quem mittimus?  Cuius equum ducitis?  Quid dicunt? 5.  Munimus, venitis, dicit. 6.  Agimus, reperitis, munis. 7.  Reperis, ducitis, dicis. 8.  Agitis, audimus, regimus.

II. 1.  What do they find?  Whom do they hear?  Why does he come? 2.  Whose camp are we fortifying?  To whom does he say?  What are we saying? 3.  I am driving, you are leading, they are hearing. 4.  You send, he says, you fortify (sing. and plur.). 5.  I am coming, we find, they send. 6.  They lead, you drive, he does fortify. 7.  You lead, you find, you rule, (all plur.).

150. CORNELIA AND HER JEWELS (Concluded)

Proximum domicilio Corneliae erat pulchrae Campanae domicilium.  Campana erat superba non solum forma sua sed maxime ornamentis suis.  Ea[1] laudabat semper.  “Habesne tu ulla ornamenta, Cornelia?” inquit.  “Ubi sunt tua ornamenta?” Deinde Cornelia filios suos Tiberium et Gaium vocat.  “Pueri mei,” inquit, “sunt mea ornamenta.  Nam boni liberi sunt semper bonae feminae ornamenta maxime clara.”

NOTE.  The only new words here are Campana\, semper\, and tu\.

    [Footnote 1:  Ea\, accusative plural neuter.]

  [Illustration:  “PUERI MEI SUNT MEA ORNAMENTA”]

LESSON XXIV

IMPERFECT ACTIVE INDICATIVE OF REGO: AND AUDIO:
THE DATIVE WITH SPECIAL INTRANSITIVE VERBS

151. PARADIGMS

     CONJUGATION III CONJUGATION IV
     SINGULAR
  1. rege:’bam, I was ruling audie:’bam, I was hearing
  2. rege:’ba:s, you were riding audie:’ba:s, you were hearing
  3. rege:’bat, he was ruling audie:’bat, he was hearing

     PLURAL
  1. rege:ba:’mus, we were ruling audie:ba:’mus, we were hearing
  2. rege:ba:’tis, you were ruling audie:ba:’tis, you were hearing
  3. rege:’bant, they were ruling audie:’bant, they were hearing

  1.  The tense sign is -ba:-, as in the first two conjugations.

  2.  Observe that the final -e- of the stem is lengthened before the
  tense sign -ba:-.  This makes the imperfect of the third conjugation
  just like the imperfect of the second (cf. mone:bam\ and rege:bam\).

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