Latin Grammar I, Lesson 22. Irregular Nouns

In lessons 10-21, we have studied the declension of regular Latin nouns. In lesson 22, we begin the study of irregular nouns. We will quickly move through lessons 22-26 before beginning the declension of adjective nouns in lesson 27. Let us learn the rule given in article 22: 22. Anomala sive inaequalia vocantur quae aut numero aut genere aut declinatione aut casu aut aliquo alio attributo deficiunt. This rule translates as follows: “(Nouns) irregular or inequal are called, which either in number or in gender, or in declension or in case or in some other attribute are deficient.” In lesson … Continue

Latin Grammar I, Lesson 21.

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In this lesson, we study chapter 21 of Book I of the Latin Grammar of Emmanuel Alvarez. This is a translation of chapter 21 of Book I of the Latin Grammar of Rev. Emmanuel Alvarez, S.J., by William C. Michael l. Genitivus pluralis declinationis primae, secundae ac tertiae interdum, praesertim a poetis, minuitur, quam imminutionem Graeci “syncopen” vocant. The Genitive plural of the declension first, second and third sometimes, especially by (the) poets, is abbreviated, which abbreviation (the) Greeks “Syncope” call. The topic of this lesson is simply the use of syncope, or “abbreviation”, in Latin, where the normal plural … Continue

Latin Grammar I, Lesson 06. Of Positive, Comparative and Superlative Nouns

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In this lesson, we study chapter 6 of Book I of the Latin Grammar of Emmanuel Alvarez. This is a translation of chapter 6 of Book I of the Latin Grammar of Rev. Emmanuel Alvarez, S.J., by William C. Michael. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson for mastery. Complete any memory work listed below. Complete the lesson quiz until a passing score is earned. Complete the lesson assessment. Lesson I. Nomen positivum sive absolutum est quod rem absolute simpliciterque significat, ut magnus. parvus. Translation: A positive (or absolute) noun is that which … Continue

Latin Grammar I, Lesson 05. Various Classes of Adjectives

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This is a translation of chapter 5 of Book I of the Latin Grammar of Rev. Emmanuel Alvarez, S.J., by William C. Michael In the last lesson, we learned that Nouns can be divided into Substantives and Adjectives. In this lesson, we look at the different classes of Adjective nouns. This is a long and important lesson that you should study carefully and use as a reference. 1. Interrogativum nomen est quo de re aliqua quaerimus, ut Quis? Uter? Quantus?, etc.. An Interrogative Noun is that by which we ask about some other things, as “Who?”, “Which?”, “How much?”, etc. … Continue