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Found buried in the ruins of Pompeii is a bit of graffiti with some magic to it. In this square, you can read forwards, backwards, up, or down, and still get the same message. But along with that is a hidden message of Christianity.
Seize the day and learn how to conjugate your Latin verb in the present tense. This video covers the present conjugation from start to finish for all conjugations.
active voice indicative mood verbs
Where did Roman numerals come from? This video investigates this question and gives the current accepted theory. Hint: it's all Etruscan, baby.
This may be the first thing you ever learned with Latin, and the first is always the best. This video covers the declension of first declension nouns, how they are translated, and other peculiar features of the a declension.
feminine first declension nouns
Unlike English, Latin is an inflected language (which means that the endings of nouns change based on its role in the sentence) and divides its nouns into groups called declensions. Each declension has predictable and fixed patterns for changing endings to go along with the changing grammar. This video discusses at a very basic level what exactly declensions are and how you can identify the declension of a noun given just the nominative and accusative cases.
Latin sentences tend to have an order different from what most English speakers are familiar with. Latin likes a touch of suspense by placing the verb at the end of the sentence. But it's not so strange, since more languages have Latin's word order (Subject-Object-Verb) than English's (Subject-Verb-Object).
introduction nouns verbs
One of the big hurdles for any beginning Latin student is dealing with the case system, which essentially does not exist in English. This video is a basic overview of the six main cases in Latin: the nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, and vocative.
Before you begin to learn Latin, it's probably best to review some of the more basic concepts of grammar in English. This video covers the essentials: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases.
Numbers in Latin are as easy as one-two-three, except that the numbers one, two, and three are declined to match the same case, number, and gender as the noun they are describing. This video covers Latin cardinal numbers, the numbers we use to count.
adjectives culture feminine masculine neuter
Latin is dead? No way! Latin is just the ancient form of Spanish, French, and Italian. And what's more, Latin wasn't what it once was, since it is also derived from another more ancient (and lost) language. But we can trace the history of Latin and its related languages like a family genealogy. N.B., not all languages are represented here (e.g., Romanian, itself a Latin tongue) only because of space limitations in the video.