I need grammar practice!

By Lysandra, in 'General Latin Chat (English)', Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Hemo Rusticus The Lizard King

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    Hai, Danchiyusu-san.
  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    I take triginta with capitum too.
  3. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    Yes, nvm what I said, that makes more sense.
  4. Lysandra Canis

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    Credo ego (vobis/vestrum/vos), iudices, mirari, quid sit, quod, cum tot summi oratores hominesque nobilissimi (sedere/sedeant/sedebunt), ego potissimum (surrexissem/surrexisse/surrexerim), is, qui neque (aetate/aetatis/aetatem) neque (ingenio/ingeni/ingenium) neque (auctoritate/auctoritatis/auctoritatem) sim cum his, qui sedeant, comparandus. Omnes hi, (qui/quibus/quos) videtis adesse (in/propter/quod) hac causa, iniuriam novo scelere (conflare/conflatam/conflo) putant oportere defendi, (defendunt/defendant/defendere) ipsi propter iniquitatem temporum non audent. Ita fit, (ut/quod/quales) adsint propterea, quod officium sequuntur, taceant autem (idcirco/ut/quamquam), quia periculum vitant. [2] Quid ergo? Audacissimus ego (omnibus/omnis/ex omnibus)? Minime. An (tanto/tantum/tanti) officiosior quam ceteri? Ne (istius/iste/istud) quidem laudis ita sum cupidus, ut aliis eam praereptam (velim/volo/voluissem). Quae me igitur res praeter ceteros (impulerit/impellet/impulit), ut (causa/causam/causae) Sex. Rosci reciperem? Quia, si qui istorum dixisset, (qui/quorum/quos) videtis adesse, in quibus summa auctoritas est atque amplitudo, si verbum de re publica fecisset, id, quod in hac causa (fit/fieri/fiet) necesse est, multo plura dixisse, quam (dixisset/dixerit/diceret), putaretur. [3] Ego autem si (omnes/omnia/omnem), quae dicenda sunt, libere dixero, nequaquam tamen similiter oratio mea exire atque in volgus emanare poterit. Deinde quod ceterorum neque dictum (obscurum/obscuros/obscuri) potest esse (prae/propter/ex) nobilitatem et amplitudinem neque temere dicto concedi (prae/propter/ex) aetatem et prudentiam. Ego si (quem/quid/autem) liberius dixero, vel occultum esse (minime/propterea/neque), quod nondum ad rem publicam accessi, vel (ignoscere/ignosci/ignoscant) adulescentiae meae poterit; tametsi non modo (ignoscere/ignotae/ignoscendi) ratio verum etiam (cognoscere/cognitae/cognoscendi) consuetudo iam de civitate sublata est.

    I might need to work on sequence of tenses.
  5. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Mostly well done, but you got a few ones wrong:

    Credo ego (vobis/vestrum/vos), iudices, mirari, quid sit, quod, cum tot summi oratores hominesque nobilissimi (sedere/sedeant/sedebunt), ego potissimum (surrexissem — Doesn't fit the sequence of tenses/surrexisse/surrexerim), is, qui neque (aetate/aetatis/aetatem) neque (ingenio/ingeni/ingenium) neque (auctoritate/auctoritatis/auctoritatem) sim cum his, qui sedeant, comparandus. Omnes hi, (qui/quibus/quos) videtis adesse (in/propter/quod) hac causa, iniuriam novo scelere (conflare/conflatam/conflo) putant oportere defendi, (defendunt/defendant/defendere) ipsi propter iniquitatem temporum non audent. Ita fit, (ut/quod/quales) adsint propterea, quod officium sequuntur, taceant autem (idcirco/ut/quamquam), quia periculum vitant. [2] Quid ergo? Audacissimus ego (omnibus/omnis/ex omnibus)? Minime. An (tanto/tantum — That wouldn't be totally impossible, I suppose, but it doesn's fit quite as neatly as another option/tanti) officiosior quam ceteri? Ne (istius/iste/istud) quidem laudis ita sum cupidus, ut aliis eam praereptam (velim/volo/voluissem). Quae me igitur res praeter ceteros (impulerit/impellet/impulit), ut (causa/causam/causae) Sex. Rosci reciperem? Quia, si qui istorum dixisset, (qui/quorum/quos) videtis adesse, in quibus summa auctoritas est atque amplitudo, si verbum de re publica fecisset, id, quod in hac causa (fit/fieri/fiet) necesse est, multo plura dixisse, quam (dixisset/dixerit/diceret), putaretur. [3] Ego autem si (omnes/omnia/omnem), quae dicenda sunt, libere dixero, nequaquam tamen similiter oratio mea exire atque in volgus emanare poterit. Deinde quod ceterorum neque dictum (obscurum/obscuros/obscuri) potest esse (prae/propter/ex) nobilitatem et amplitudinem neque temere dicto concedi (prae/propter/ex) aetatem et prudentiam. Ego si (quem/quid/autem) liberius dixero, vel occultum esse (minime — Doesn't make much sense in the context/propterea/neque), quod nondum ad rem publicam accessi, vel (ignoscere — Who would be the subject of this ignoscere?/ignosci/ignoscant) adulescentiae meae poterit; tametsi non modo (ignoscere — An infinitive modifying attributively a noun like ratio would be unusual in classical prose. Not very likely in Cicero./ignotae/ignoscendi) ratio verum etiam (cognoscere — Same goes here as with ratio./cognitae/cognoscendi) consuetudo iam de civitate sublata est.
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  6. Lysandra Canis

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    Hi Pacifica! Thank you for the corrections. I'm very sorry I didn't have a chance to reply sooner. I took my exam today and felt happy with my overall performance although I am second-guessing myself on a few minor points. However, I should be relieved that my last sit-down exam for my undergraduate degree is over! I just want to say thank you very, very much for all the help you and all the others have provided me over the years. If I hadn't had the opportunity to participate on LatinD and in the Latin Skype groups, I would be nowhere near as passionate about Latin as I am now nor would have performed as well as I have. Even though I am continuing on to postgraduate work in International Relations not Latin, I plan to stay on the forum and further my Latin knowledge. I am also going to speak to my instructor about allowing me to become a peer tutor for first-year Latin students at my university which would be a great way for me to keep practicing!
  7. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    You're welcome, Lysandra, and congrats on your exam. I do hope you stick around. :)
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  8. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    International Relations is supposed to be a really tough course of study. At least I know that a friend of mine considered studying it (some 16 years ago) ... you had to have a really good grade average for that (which he did, but he decided against it in the end).
    I think the currently strongest female chess player in the world, Hou Yifan, is studying IR at Oxford (sorry for that random piece of trivia :p).
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  9. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    You're clearly not that sorry, since you still posted it :D
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  10. I never helped, but that after-exam message was pretty touching.
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