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The Romans might not have Etruscan origins, but their word for people, populus, may. This public and published (for the common people) video explores the etymology of this word to its fullest extent.
Everyone hates them, but you can't do the Latin verb without them - they are the principal parts. Sure, it seems like there is no pattern to these verbs, but there are some trends that carry across all verbs. Watch this video for more insight, but unfortunately there's no shortcut to just memorizing them for each verb until you get the hang of them. This video covers textbooks which have the fourth principal part as the accusative supine.
The pluperfect passive subjunctive is linked to the indicative conjugation of the pluperfect - swap out the imperfect indicative of sum with the imperfect subjunctive, and the conjugation falls easily into place.
passive voice subjunctive mood verbs
The third declension is a little bit more varied than many choose to admit. Along with the standard endings (which belong to the consonantal stems of the third declension) are those that are used with third declension words ending in an -i in their stem. These are the third declension i-stems, and they aren't *that* different from the third declension consonantal stems.
nouns third declension
Core vocabulary are the most important words of a language. If you master these, you'll be able to read upwards of 70% of all words in a Latin work. In this video, I talk about a tool that I created to measure your understanding of Latin's core words. There's both practice and a competitive quiz feature.
When you look in a Latin dictionary, you'll find just a handful of words that begin with the letter K. Why is this? The answer lies in old Latin, Etruscan, and the origins of the alphabet in Greece.
The simile is a comparison between two things which is introduced by the words "like" or "as", or in Latin, qualis, ut, velut, or tamquam. The word "simile" itself comes from the Latin word similis, which means similar. This video discusses what similes are and provides examples from Latin literature.
culture figures of speech
The irregular verb eo, ire, ii (ivi) doesn't have that much irregularity. This video covers the full conjugation of the verb in the indicative mood for beginning and intermediate Latin students, and then goes into depth more about why the present tense is so strange.
irregular verbs verbs
Irregular verbs can be a bear, but fero, ferre is very important. This video covers the full conjugation of this irregular verb, then goes deeper and explains the irregularities.
irregular verbs verbs
The god Jupiter is the chief sky god of Rome, the father of gods and men. He's often connected to his Greek counterpart Zeus, not just because of his job description but also because of the origins of his name. There's a whole lot of father Zeus in Jupiter.