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

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 I. Nomen positivum sive absolutum est quod rem absolute simpliciterque significat, ut magnus. parvus. I. A positive (or absolute) noun is that which a thing absolutely and simply signifie, as magnus (great), parvus (small). II. Comparativum est quod rem vel attollit vel deprimit, ut major, minor. II. A comparative noun is that which a thing either lifts up or sets … Continue

Latin Grammar I, Lesson 05. Various Classes of Adjectives

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