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By J. A. Burrow, Thorlac Turville-Petre

This crucial center English textbook, now in its 3rd variation, introduces scholars to the wide variety of literature written in England among 1150 and 1400.

• New, completely revised variation of this crucial center English textbook.
• Introduces the language of the time, giving information on pronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and neighborhood dialects.
• Now contains extracts from ‘Pearl’ and Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’.
• Bibliographic references were up to date throughout.
• each one textual content is observed via exact notes.

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7. nature (nom. ) 8. goddess (gen. ) 9. charm (dat. ) 10. moon (abl. ) EXERCISE 5 · 5 Translate each of the following sentences into English. 1. Fābulās fēminae dīcit. 2. Ornant rosīs mensam. 3. Scientia dat memoriae sapientiam. 4. Ō Italia, haud ēvādis culpam! 5. Sub umbrā silvārum dormiō. 6. Comam lacrimīs spargit. 7. Īra deārum facit cūrās. 8. Fīliās praebēmus patriae. 28 practice makes perfect Basic Latin 9. Post victōriam rapiunt pecūniam Trōiae. 10. Linguā narrātis. More case endings: genitive, dative, ablative, and vocative 29 · 6 · Personal pronouns A pronoun is used to refer to another noun.

Herba (abl. ) EXERCISE 5 · 2 List all possible cases for each of the following nouns. sapientiā 10. Trōiam EXERCISE 5 · 3 Keeping the same case, transform each of the following nouns into its opposite number, singular to plural or plural to singular. Some nouns may have more than one opposite-number form. fāmam More case endings: genitive, dative, ablative, and vocative 27 EXERCISE 5 · 4 Give the correct Latin form of each of the following English nouns. 1. life (dat. ) 2. anger (gen. ) 3. girl (acc.

Nātūra tandem quiescit. 10. Nunc vident stellās. ) life Nouns • Case endings • First-declension nouns 25 More case endings: genitive, dative, ablative, and vocative · 5 · The remaining four cases perform functions in a sentence that are less essential than subject or object, but still important for understanding the sentence. The genitive case ending marks a word that has possession of another noun. cūrae Flāviae portam Rōmae Flavia’s concerns the gate of Rome The dative case ending marks a noun that is indirectly affected by the action of the verb; the noun is often called an indirect object.

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