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Latin Demystified

Richard Prior



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McGraw Hill
11 June 2008
Language self-study texts; History; Latin
Series: Demystified
Become a bona fide master of Latin English vocabulary owes a great debt to Latin, ergo you already know many Latin words and phrases. Now you can move beyond the status quo and learn this classical language. With Latin Demystified, nihil obstat (nothing stands in the way).

Beginning with an overview of Latin, basic pronunciation rules, and a discussion on the differences between inflected and analytical languages, Latin Demystified covers key grammar fundamentals such as nouns, verb forms, and syntax. You'll build your Latin vocabulary with essential words and phrases and quickly master this challenging language. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to reading and understanding Latin.

This fast and easy guide features:

Clear and straightforward explanations of Latin grammar fundamentals Numerous examples of simple and complex sentence structures Full coverage of Latin noun declensions and verb tenses Helpful writing exercises Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce new material Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for a more experienced student, Latin Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex language.
By:   Richard Prior
Imprint:   McGraw Hill
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 188mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   789g
ISBN:   9780071477277
ISBN 10:   0071477276
Series:   Demystified
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   11 June 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Table of Contents Introduction PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS OF THE LATIN LANGUAGE Chapter 1: Overview of the Latin Language Parts of speech Pronunciation Inflection VS Analysis Latin Nouns Latin Verbs Chapter 2: The Perfect and Imperfect Tenses Verbal Aspect Perfect Tense Perfect Stem Recognition The Conjugations Imperfect Tense Key Vocabulary Chapter 3: The Basics of a Latin Sentence How Latin Nouns Work Transitive VS Intransitive Verbs Accusative Case Direct Objects Nominative Ccase Personal Pronouns Key Vocabulary Chapter 4: The Present Tense Present Tense First Conjugation Second Conjugation Third Conjugation Third Conjugation -io Fourth Conjugation The Irregular Verb sum, esse, fui, futurus Key Vocabulary Chapter 5: Building Up Basic Sentences with Modifiers Using Noun Cases as Modifiers Other Types of Modifiers Using Predicate Nominatives as Modifiers Using Appositives as Modifiers The Genitive Case Possessive Adjectives The Dative Case Key Vocabulary PART ONE TEST PART TWO: BUILDING ON FOUNDATIONS Chapter 6: Adjectives Using Adjectives as Modifiers First/Second Declension Adjectives Third Declension Adjectives Key Vocabulary Chapter 7: Adverbs and the Ablative Case Using Adverbs as Modifiers Neuter Gender Ablative Case Using Prepositional Phrases as Modifiers Ablative Case Uses Distinguishing Dative and Ablative Forms Key Vocabulary Chapter 8: The Future, Pluperfect, and Future Perfect Tenses Future Tense Distinguishing Present and Future Tenses Function of the Pluperfect and Future Perfect tenses Pluperfect Tense Future Perfect Tense Key Vocabulary Chapter 9; When, Whither, Wence, and Where Talking About Time Motion Toward, Away, and in Places Third Declension i-Stem Nouns Fourth Declension Fifth Declension Substantive use of Adjectives Conjunctions Synopsis Key Vocabulary Chapter 10: Irregular Verbs Irregular Verbs The Irregular Verb possum, posse, potui The Irregular Verb possum, posse, potui Using Infinitives Complementary Infinitives The Irregular Verb volo, velle, volui The Irregular Verb nolo, nolle, nolui Objective Infinitives Impersonal Verbs Subjective Infinitives The Irregular Verb eo, ire, ii, itum The Irregular Verb fero, ferre, tuli, latum Prefixes Key Vocabulary PART TWO TEST PART THREE: ADVANCED GRAMMAR Chapter 11: Pronouns More About Personal Pronouns Demonstrative Adjectives/Pronouns Reflexive Pronouns Intensive Adjectives/Pronouns Relative Pronouns Key Vocabulary Chapter 12: Passive Voice Grammatical Voice Passive Voice: Present System Tenses Passive Voice: Perfect System Tenses Passive Infinitives Passive of Irregular Verbs Ablative of Agent Middle Voice Deponent Verbs Semi-Deponent Verbs The Irregular Verb fio, fieri, factus sum Key Vocabulary Chapter 13: Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs Comparison of Adjectives Comparison of Adverbs Ablative of Comparison Ablative of Degree of Difference The Adverb quam with Adjectives and Adverbs The Irregular Verb malo, malle, maluiNumerals Adjectives of Special Declension Key Vocabulary Chapter 14: Giving Commands and Asking Questions Vocative Case Imperative MoodAsking Questions Dative with Intransitive Verbs Dative with Compound Verbs Vocabulary Building Suffixes Key Vocabulary Chapter 15: Subjunctive Mood Grammatical Mood The Imperfect Subjunctive The Pluperfect Subjunctive Dependant and Independent Clauses Cum Clauses Purpose Clauses The Present Subjunctive The Perfect Subjunctive Sequence of Tense Result Clauses Conditions Independent Uses of the Subjunctive The Subjunctive After Verbs of Fearing Key Vocabulary Chapter 16: Participles, Gerunds, and Indirect Discourse Participles Participial Phrases Ablatives Absolute Gerunds Gerundives Supines Indirect Discourse Indirect Questions Indirect Commands Indirect Statements Perfect and Future Infinitives Relative Time Value in Indirect Statements PART THREE TEST FINAL EXAM Latin-English Glossary Answer Key

Richard Prior (Greenville, SC) is an associate professor of classical languages at Furman University. He has written several books on Latin such as The Everything Learning Latin Book (Adams), 501 Latin Verbs (Barron's), and Latin Verb Drills (McGraw-Hill).

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