Season 1, Latin, Episode 8
Join Dr. Fleming on another episode of “Dialogues with a Young Latin Teacher” featuring Eleanor Lacy. This lesson begins with the fifth declension and the use and formation of the imperfect indicative.
A. Clarifying Texts
Cum essem parvulus, loquebar ut parvulus, cogitabam ut parvulus. Quando autem factus sum vir, evacuavi quæ erant parvuli.
Videmus nunc per speculum in ænigmate: tunc autem facie ad faciem. Nunc cognosco ex parte: tunc autem cognoscam sicut et cognitus sum.
Nunc autem manent fides, spes, caritas, tria hæc: major autem horum est caritas.
B Pedagogy : Questions from Eleanor
C Nouns Fifth Declension
Defined as nouns with stem in long-e, thus genitive in -ei. Feminine gender except for dies (and meridies). Unusual among IE languages and few parallels, perhaps Lith. Seems to have been formed partly like -a declension but from nouns with stems in -ya and some as verbals, e.g. spes,
Notes: Endings are, except for genitive sg, similar to third declension, but long e and genitive ending in -i also reminiscent of first declension. puellae = puellai. In fact some nouns are declined in both, e.g. materia/materies. Also contaminated by third: Fames, famis, fami, famem, fame.
Plurals rare to nonexistent except for dies.
Original Air Date: April 13, 2017
Show Run Time: 40 minutes
Show Guest(s): Eleanor Lacy
Show Host(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming
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