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Ablative Accusative action adjectives admit Adverbs advised amatl amatus Anapaest apposition auditus best rendered Caes called case-endings Catalectic clause compounds Conj CONJUGATION Conjunctions consonant construction Dactylic Dative declension declined denoting diphthong dipody dropped endings English essem examples expressed fuit gender Genitive Gerund Haec Iambic Iambus Imperative Imperfect increments Indicative Infinitive Latin loved Masc masculine mensa mihi monitiis names Neut neuter nihil nisi Nominative occurs omitted Participle Passive Perf person or thing Plup Pluperfect Plur PLURAL Predicate Noun preposition Pres Present Principal Pronouns quae quam quid Quis quod quum rarely Relative Relative clauses rule sense sentence sesterces sestertius short Sing SINGULAR sometimes Spondee Stem Subjunctive substantively sunt Supine Supine System syllable tenses third thou tive transitive verbs Trimeter Trochee verbs verse Virg vowel words
Page iii - Latin language; to exhibit not only grammatical forms and constructions, but also those vital principles which underlie, control, and explain them. 2. Designed at once as a text-book for the class-room, and a book of reference in study, it aims to introduce the beginner easily and pleasantly to the first principles of the language, and yet to make adequate provision for the wants of the more advanced student.
Page 12 - The Latin, like the English, has three persons and two numbers. The first person denotes the speaker ; the second, the person spoken to ; the third, the person spoken of. The singular number denotes one ; the plural, more than one.
Page iv - By brevity and conciseness in the choice of phraseology and compactness in the arrangement of forms and topics, the author has endeavored to compress within the limits of a convenient manual an amount of carefully. selected grammatical facts, which would otherwise fill a much larger volume. 4. He has, moreover, endeavored to present the whole subject in the light of modern scholarship.
Page iv - Syntax has received in every part special attention. An attempt has been made to exhibit, as clearly as possible, that beautiful system of laws which the genius of the language—that highest of all grammatical authority —has created for itself.