The Beginner's Latin Exercises. Adjectives of 2nd Class, Two Terminations, -is, -e.

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  • Exercise A shows what has to be learnt and written in preparation for the next exercises (and future lessons).
  • Exercise B contains viva voce Exercises.
  • Exercise C (from Latin) and Exercise D (from English) contain the sentences to be translated, either orally or in writing.

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Vocabulary 18. Second Class Adjectives, -is, -e.

  • fortis, -e, adj., brave, strong.
  • tristis, -e, adj., sad.
  • omnis, -e, adj., all.
  • facilis, -e, adj., easy.
  • diffcilis, -e, adj., difficult.
  • dulcis, -e, adj., sweet.
  • mortalis, -e, adj., mortal.
  • immortalis, -e, adj., immortal.
  • brevis, -e, adj., short,
  • utilis, -e, adj., useful.
  • gravis, -e, adj., heavy, serious.
  • levis, -e, adj., light, slight.
  • praemium, i, n., a reward.
  • furor, oris, m., madness.
  • animus, i, m., the mind, the soul.

Obs. — When the Neuter Nominative of an Adjective ends in -e, the Ablative Singular of all Genders ends in -i.

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Exercise A

  1. Learn Vocabulary 18, and the way to decline tristis, -e.
  2. Decline facilis and utilis fully.
  3. Decline together ** fortis miles; tristis puella; breve iter;**.
  4. Parse utilia opera; omnium militum; brevi tempore; mortalis corporis.

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Exercise B

1. Put the proper form of utilis before the following nouns, and read thus: utilis vestis, an useful garment:

  • vestis; opus; cornui; lapide.
  • lucem; somnum; quercuum; hominum.
  • animal; flumen; domibus; colorem.
  • operum; arborum; portu; navium.

2. Read off the English, naming the Number and Case, of:

  • fortium militum; omnibus nautis; dulcem pacem.
  • forti militi; omnium urbium; dulci melle.
  • facili itinere; breve tempus; grave onus.
  • facilium itinerum; brevi cornu; gravium onerum.

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Exercise C: read and translate from Latin.

  1. Milites sunt fortes.
  2. Obsides sunt tristes.
  3. Opus est utile.
  4. Opera sunt facilia.
  5. Aurum est grave.
  6. Vulnera militis sunt levia.
  7. Mel est dulce.
  8. Animalia sunt utilia.
  9. Itinera sunt difficilia.
  10. Ira furor brevis est.
  11. Corpus est mortale, animus immortalis.
  12. Rex forti militi praemium dat.
  13. Pater filiabus dulcia pira dat.
  14. Pueri breves episolas scribunt.
  15. Vulnera ducis gravia sunt.
  16. Servus tristem faciem habet.

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Exercise D: read and translate from English.

  1. My daughter is sad.
  2. My brother has a sad look.
  3. The journeys are short.
  4. Metals are heavy.
  5. Rewards are pleasing to all children.
  6. The true poet is immortal.
  7. The works of the true poet are immortal.
  8. All animals are mortal.
  9. The enemy are brave.
  10. All the soldiers have short swords.
  11. My brother's wounds are slight.
  12. The time is short.
  13. The work is difficult.

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C.Sherwill Dawe, The Beginner's Latin Exercises Book, 1880, Rivington, Waterloo Place, London; read the book on

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