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Latin, like some of its modern daughter languages, doesn't often require a subject in the sentence if it is obvious in context. This is especially true since each verb ending is different in both spelling and sound. Learn to anticipate and understand the subject just based on the verb ending!
introduction nouns verbs
The verb volo, velle, to want, is irregular in its conjugation and often takes an infinitive to complete its meaning. Related to volo are nolo, nolle, to not want, and malo, malle, to prefer, which also take infinitives that complete their meaning. This video covers the conjugation and use of these three verbs.
active voice indicative mood verbs
Vespasian's last words reflect the idea of both emperor worship and the act of making emperors gods after their death. But is there also a sly comment on the famous last words of his predecessor Claudius?
By the end of this video, you will have been taught the future perfect passive. This tense formation as similar to the pluperfect passive as it is not used in much of Latin literature. No matter, learning it it part of the process, and this tense-mood combo typically completes the study of the indicative mood.
indicative mood passive voice verbs
The Aeneid is one of my favorite things to teach. Vergil is an amazing author, even if he is hard to read in the original Latin. But it's so worth reading in Latin. So I created a tool to help students and scholars of Latin read the Aeneid and learn about its amazing ideas and themes. Check it out at Aeneid.co, register an account, and start poking around. There's a 10 day trial, after which all you need to do is buy me a cup of coffee each month to keep using the site. Please consider registering and explore the Aeneid and the founding of the Roman people.
The Latin word for army camp is castra, castrorum, which itself is only found in the plural. In English, this word comes down to us in the endings of certain towns, like Winchester and Lancaster, which originally began as Roman military camps.
The passive voice of the pluperfect tense seems to be a careful combination of the perfect passive and the pluperfect active. It's quick, easy, and painless, especially if you know your theory of tenses. (N.B., much of this video may seem familiar to you if you already know the perfect passive - but that's by design, since it's just a small flick of the wrist to change from one to the other)
indicative mood passive voice verbs
There's more to Latin pronunciation than just knowing how consonants, vowels, and diphthongs sound. This video shows you how to identify and say syllables correctly, and this topic will soon be extended in a second video on accent. This also has an impact in poetry and how to determine the longs and short of a poetic line.
Nouns can be people, places, things, concepts, quantities, and many other things. So why not define a noun by its role in the sentence, rather than just by naming its constituent parts? You'll find that a noun like this is far more descriptive and a little bit more interesting.
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The present passive subjunctive is very similar to the present active subjunctive. You still have your vowel shift (We fear a liar or Wendy wears a giant diaper), but instead of the active endings, you use the passive ones. Simple, no? Don't forget that the passive of facio is fio, though. This will help you when you come to words like "fiat".
passive voice subjunctive mood verbs