1) Legite in libro: pp. 9 – 16.
2) Discite: VI cases of Latin nouns—
***Memorize the names of the 6 cases; we’ll talk a lot more about how they are used next week.****
nominative – subject
genitive – possession [of, ‘s, s’]
dative – indirect object [to, for]
accusative – direct object
ablative – prepositions [by. with]
vocative – addressing someone/thing [o]
The words in brackets [ ] are some ways that words put into these cases can be translated. The nominative and accusative forms are translated “as is” (you don’t need to add any extra words).
3) First declension of Latin nouns. Learn these endings and how to decline a word:
Endings (singular & plural)
Using the word puella, “girl.”
Nouns in the first declension are mostly feminine in gender.
You find the stem by taking the a ending off the nominative form, then add the endings.
4) Nova verba, p. 12. Choose 3 first declension nouns and decline—I will collect this homework next Wednesday. Please also write out the list of vocabulary words and note one cognate for each word.
fama, famae, f. rumor, fame
forma, formae, f. form, beauty
ira, irae, f. anger
nauta, nautae, m. sailor
pecunia, pecuniae, f. money
poena, poenae, f. punishment. poenas dare–to pay the penalty
poeta, poetae, m. poet
puella, puella, f. girl
magna, magnae. great, big.
multa, multae. much, many
sine. preposition + abl. without
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