Color Coded Latin: A Teaching Method
by Kathleen Canning
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- Color Chart
- First Declension
- Second Declension
- Third Declension
- Fourth Declension
- Fifth Declension
- First Conjugation
- Second Conjugation
- Third Conjugation
- Fourth Conjugation
- Irregular Verbs
- Latin Sentences Using Declensions and Conjugations
- The Genitive Case
- The Dative Case
- Prepositional Phrases
- Interrogative Pronouns
- Demonstrative Pronouns
- Subjunctive ARE Verbs
- Subjunctive Long ERE 2nd Conjugation Verbs
- Subjunctive ERE 3rd Conjugation Verbs
- Subjunctive I-Stem 3rd Conjugation Verbs
- Subjunctive IRE 4th Conjugation Verbs
Latin has five separate declensions.
All Latin nouns go into one of the five possible declensions or categories.
Each declension in these lessons will use a different color.
The Latin student can identify the correct declension by looking at the genitive singular ending. This ending will appear in all vocabularies or dictionaries.
femina, feminae f. - woman
Femina is the nominative and feminae is the genitive singular for the first declension.
If you drop the ae of the genitive you have the base which is femin__.
All other endings will be added to that base.
|Vocative||same as nominative|
*(abus) will replace (is) in the dat & abl. plural. for the words dea and filia.
Syntax of each case: (How the word is used in the sentence)
Subjects and Predicate Nouns
Indirect Objects (other uses will be shown in later lessons)
Direct Objects and some phrases
Phrases (many adverbial will be shown in later lessons.)
Direct Address (In Latin the Vocative will always be surrounded by commas.)
* The syntax will not change as you change declensions.
* The endings and gender will change.
Almost all first declension words are feminine in gender.There are some masculine words in the first declension. The only time that will become a problem for the learner is if you are modifying them with an adjective. To be discussed in a later chapter.
* Nouns and adjectives must match in:
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