The first Latin course

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T. C. Newby, 1854 - 72 pages

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Page 70 - The masculine gender is more worthy than the feminine, and the feminine more worthy than the neuter. Also note, that in things without life, the neuter gender is most worthy : and in this case, though the substantive, or antecedent, be of the masculine or feminine gender, and not of the neuter, yet may the adjective, or relative, be put in the neuter gender : as, 'Areas et a calami sunt b bona.
Page 69 - VERB agrees with its nominative case in number, and in person. In order to find out the nominative case, ask the question who? or what? with the verb; and the word that answers to the question is the nominative case to the verb ; as, who reads?
Page 67 - Clam patrem, or patre, without my father's knowledge. In, for into, signifying motion, has an accusative case; as, Eo in urbem, I go into the city. In, for in only, serves to the ablative case: as, In te spes est, my hope is in thee.
Page 1 - OF A NOUN. A NOUN is the name of whatsoever Thing, or Being, we see, or discourse of. Nouns are of two kinds, substantives and adjectives. A noun substantive declares its own meaning, and requires not another word to be joined with it, to show its signification; and has commonly a, an, or the, before it : as homo, a man ; angelus, an angel ; liber, the book.
Page 69 - That the first person is more worthy than the second, and the second more worthy than the third ; as, zEgo et btu csumus in tuto.
Page 62 - In like manner are the compounds of Eo declined ; also queo to be able, and nequeo to be unable ; except that these two last have no Imperative Mood or Gerunds. DEFECTIVE VERBS. Verbs are called defective, that have only some particular Tenses and persons; as, Aio, I say. Ind. M. Pres. TS Aio, ai?, ait.
Page 69 - Sometimes an infinitive mood, or a sentence, is the nominative case to a verb ; and sometimes the substantive to an adjective ; and in this case the adjective, or the relative, must be in the neuter gender : as, DilucuR) "-surgere saluberrimum best.
Page 65 - PARTICIPLE is a part of speech derived from a verb, and taketh part of a noun, as, number, gender, case, and declension ; and part of a verb,, as tense and signification. There are four kinds of PARTICIPLES : 1.
Page 28 - We shall, or, will be. Eritis, ye shall, or, will be. Erunt, they shall, or, will be. IMPERATIVE MOOD. Present Tense. No first Person. Sing. Sis, es, esto, Be thou.
Page 37 - Rege-bam, / did rule, or, was ruling. rege-bas, thou didst rule, or, wast ruling. rege-bat, he did rule, or, was ruling. Plur. Rege-bamus, We did rule, or, were ruling. rege-batis, ye did rule, or, were ruling. rege'-bant, they did rule, or, were ruling. 3.

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