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Lecture 3

Translating Latin to English

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Department
Latin
Course Code
LATIN 1Z03
Professor
Martin Beckmann
Lecture
3

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Translating Latin to English
agere
1. age!
2. agite!
discere
1. disce
2. discite
ducere
1. dūc!
2. dūcite!
Irregular imperatives
1. Dīc! (say!)
2. Dūc! (Lead!)
3. Fer! (carry!)
4. Fac! (do!)
How to translate Latin to English
Remember Latin is an inflected language, so that even though S-O-V is normal, words
can often be put in different orders!
Try to identify the function of each word as you read it
Anticipate!
If you are stumped, then start with the verb, which will point you to the subject, then
move on the object
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