An Elementary Latin Grammar by Henry John Roby

By Henry John Roby

Henry John Roby (1830-1915) used to be a Cambridge-educated classicist whose influential occupation incorporated sessions as a schoolmaster, professor of Roman legislation, businessman, academic reformer and Member of Parliament. trouble-free Latin Grammar (1862) is a whole, concise creation to the Latin language. Written for lecture room use, it provides crucial grammatical structures within the clearest attainable demeanour, utilizing plentiful fabric from the classical authors as demonstrations of uncomplicated ideas. The ebook publications the reader via noun and adjective declensions and the complete array of verb conjugations prior to turning to prosody and syntax, the place Roby's concepts in Latin guideline are most blatant. uncomplicated, direct, and established upon examples together with texts via Livy and Cicero, the booklet exhibits scholars the way to parse easy sentences whereas additionally introducing them to extra sophisticated and intricate structures. It is still an invaluable source for academics of Latin, and a desirable rfile within the heritage of schooling.

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Nom. } Acc. S 'V AbL ( v5bls 2. Reflexive Pronoun, referring to subject of sentence. Singular and Plural. Ace. se (or sese), himself, herself, themselves Dat. slbi Abl. se (or sese) 26 Of Pronouns. § 56. The genitives of ego and tu were mis and Us, but these became obsolete after Plautus' time, and in place of the genitive of these pronouns and of se, the adjectives meus (voc. masc. mi), mine; noster, ours; tuus, thine; vester, yours; suus, his, her, or their are used* For the (a) possessive genitive, they are used as adjectives ; as, mea manus, my liand.

III. Third conjugation contains all verbs whose crude form ends in a consonant, or in the semivowel ii; as lSgp, / pick or read, perf. leg», sup. \ectum, infin. legere: actio, / sharpen, perf. acm, sup. (sxMtum, contracted into) acuticm, infin. acuere. IV. Fourth conjugation contains all vowel verbs whose crude form ends in i, as audio, / hear, perf. audiw, sup. audWz»re, infin. audlm Of Regular Verbs. 43 § 78. In the perfect tense additions are sometimes prefixed to the crude form, viz. the first consonant together with the rootvowel if it be o or u, otherwise with e*; as, mordeo, perf.

Co, thither. istuc, to your place. illilc, to that place. eodein, to the same place. hactSnus, thus far. eate"nus, go far. aliquat&nus, to some point. quadamtSnus, to a certain point. e. thitherwards ? quoversum) whitherwards. B. The c in alicubi, sicubi, necubi, &c. shows the original form of uhi, viz. cvhi, the dative of cuis quis, contracted into cui. So sicimde, &c. shows the original form of unde, viz. cunde. i § 65. C. The following are the chief ppronominal adverbs of time: «,•_ \ how often?

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