Friday, March 31, 2017

Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday, 04-12-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

Our eighth vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, April 12, will draw from Chapter 28 of Shelmerdine's textbook (p. 259)

As usual, I'll give you the English definitions, you supply the full Latin vocabulary entry as given in the official lists.

Please let me know if you have questions.

DC

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Assignment for Wednesday, 04-05-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Wednesday morning, April 5 — in addition to preparing for our seventh vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

(1) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
  • Exercise 202 (p. 248); and
  • Make indicative AND subjunctive goalposts for the following.
a. metuere, they, masc.
b. exspectare, we, fem.
c. audire, it
DC

Vocabulary Quiz on 04-05-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

Our seventh vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, April 5, will draw from TWO CHAPTERS of Shelmerdine's textbook: 26 and 27 (pp. 244 and 251). This will be the last "doubling up" quiz of the semester.

As usual, I'll give you the English definitions, you supply the full Latin vocabulary entry as given in the official lists.

Please let me know if you have questions.

DC

Assignment for Sunday, 04-02-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Sunday evening, April 2, please do the following:

(1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 26, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
  • Perfect and Pluperfect Passive Subjunctive (#123, p. 245);
  • Adverbial Clauses: Conditions (#124, pp. 246–7); and
  • Chapter 27 Vocabulary (p. 251).
(2) Homework (due by email, 11:00 p.m.):
  • Exercise 200 (p. 246); and
  • Exercise 201 (p. 247).
DC

Assignment for Friday, 03-31-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Friday morning, March 31, please do the following:

(1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 26, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
  • Tenses in Independent Uses of the Subjunctive (#120, p. 237);
  • Tenses in Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive (Sequence of Tenses, #121, p. 238);
  • Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive: Adverbial Clauses (#122, pp. 239); and
  • Chapter 26 Vocabulary (p. 244).
(2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
  • Exercise 193, ONLY 1 through 5 (p. 237);
  • Exercise 195 (p. 238); and
  • Exercise 196, ONLY 1, 4, and 5 (p. 239).
DC

Friday, March 24, 2017

Assigment for Wednesday, 03-29-17

Dear Intermediate Latinists,

By Wednesday morning, March 29 — in addition to preparing for our sixth vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

(1) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
  • Make indicative AND subjunctive goalposts for the following.
NOTE: We haven't yet learned how to fill in the lower right corner of the subjunctive goalpost (perfect and pluperfect passive). So you can leave this corner blank, if you want. But if you want to try for extra credit, see if you can conjugate the correct forms.
a. iungere, you, fem.
b. appellare, he
c. del─ôre, we, fem.
d. cupere, you, masc.
e. scire, they, neut.
    DC

    Vocabulary Quiz on 03-29-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    Our sixth vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, March 29, will draw from Chapter 25 of Shelmerdine's textbook (p. 233).

    As usual, I'll give you the English definitions, you supply the full Latin vocabulary entry as given in the official lists.

    Please let me know if you have questions.

    DC

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Assignment for Sunday, 03-26-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Sunday evening, March 26, please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 26, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Perfect Active Subjunctive (#117, p. 235);
    • Pluperfect Active Subjunctive (#118, p. 236); and
    • Perfect and Pluperfect Active Subjunctive (#119, p. 237).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 11:00 p.m.):
    • Exercise 190 (p. 236 — MAKE A CHART); and
    • Exercise 192 (p. 237 — MAKE ANOTHER CHART).
    DC

    Assignment for Friday, 03-24-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Friday morning, March 24, please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 25, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Imperfect Active Subjunctive (#113, p. 227);
    • Imperfect Passive Subjunctive (including deponent verbs, #114, p. 227–8);
    • Imperfect Subjunctive of sum, possum, and volo (#115, p. 228);
    • Dependent Uses of the Subjunctive: Adverbial Clauses (#116, pp. 228–9); and
    • Chapter 25 Vocabulary (p. 233).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 186, ONLY 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9 (p. 230); and
    • Exercise 187, ONLY 2, 3, and 8 (p. 230).
    DC

    Assignment for Wednesday, 03-22-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Wednesday morning, March 22 — in addition to preparing, if you so choose, for our bonus vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

    (1) Reading: Shelmerdine, Chapter 24, on the following forms and concepts. Note any questions along the way:
    • Present Active Subjunctive (#109, pp. 219–20);
    • Present Passive Subjunctive (#110, p. 220);
    • Present Subjunctive of sum, possum, and volo (#111, p. 221);
    • Independent Uses of the Subjunctive (#112, pp. 221–2); and
    • Chapter 24 Vocabulary (p. 226).
    (2) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 178 (p. 220);
    • Exercise 179 (p. 221 — MAKE A CHART); and
    • Exercise 181 (p. 223; only translate).
    DC

    Bonus Quiz on Wednesday, 03-22-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    On Wednesday, March 22, I will offer an optional bonus quiz, drawn from Chapter 24 of Shelmerdine's textbook (p. 226).

    As noted, this quiz is optional. It is intended for anyone who has missed a quiz, who thinks they might miss a quiz, or who simply wants to add quiz points to their current totals. It will be the only extra-credit Vocabulary option this semester.

    As usual, I'll give you the English definitions, you supply the full Latin vocabulary entry as given in the official lists.

    If you choose to opt out of the quiz, please come to class at 10:20 on Wednesday. Do enter the room quietly, so as not to disturb those actually taking the quiz.

    Please let me know if you have questions.

    DC

    Assignment for Monday, 03-20-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists:

    By 11:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, please do the following:

    (1) Complete Section D (Reading aloud) of our midterm exam. Call my campus voicemail with your perfected reading of the midterm exam passage. Before you left the exam, you were handed a sheet with full instructions and a copy of the passage to mark up.

    NOTE: I realize that there's a long gap between the written exam on March 10 and March 20, when your reading is due — and this gap might push the reading out of mind. Nevertheless, late readings are unacceptable, so plan accordingly.

    To make it easier for you, I've made the deadline on a Monday, by which time you should be back on campus. Nevertheless, the best readings will benefit from a little work over a longer period of time (as opposed to a lot of work in a short amount of time).

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    DC

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Midterm Exam on Friday, 03-10-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    Our midterm exam on Friday, March 8, will have the following format:

    (A) Deponent Jump Drills:
    A series of relatively short sequences in which you "jump" (change) one attribute of a verb form at a time, either person, number, tense, or mood.  (We'll practice these on Wednesday, never fear.)
    (B) Direct to Indirect Statements:
    I'll give you a series of direct statements (that is, regular sentences). You'll give me an English translation, then convert the original Latin direct statement into a Latin indirect statement by adding a "head" verb. (Again, we'll practice this on Wednesday.)
    (C) Passage to Translate:
    A short passage of connected Latin prose, using vocabulary and grammar through chapter 23. Read it carefully and write out your translation.
    (D) Reading Out Loud (take-home portion, due Monday, March 20, 11:00 p.m.):
    Practice reading the midterm passage out loud: use Shelmerdine's textbook to help you determine vowel/consonant sounds and place accents. When you have perfected your reading, call my campus voice mail and read me the Latin over the phone. 
    NOTE: Please prepare for and complete this portion of the exam on your own. I'll supply a copy of the passage for you to practice on and mark up. (No, you do not have to memorize the passage. Yes, you can read from the copy.)
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    For this exam, you'll be responsible for all concepts and vocabulary through Shelmerdine Chapter 23. Though we will have learned some material in Chapter 24, I won't hold you responsible for it — yet.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    DC


    Assignment for Wednesday, 03-08-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    By Wednesday morning, March 1— in addition to preparing for our fifth vocabulary quiz — please do the following:

    (1) Homework (due by email, 8:00 a.m.):
    • Exercise 175, ONLY 3, 6, 8, and 9 (p. 214); and
    • Exercise 176, ONLY 6 and 7 (p. 214).
    DC

    Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday, 03-08-17

    Dear Intermediate Latinists,

    Our fifth vocabulary quiz, on Wednesday, March 8, will draw from TWO CHAPTERS of Shelmerdine's textbook: 22 and 23.

    NOTE: For this quiz you will be responsible for BOTH the typical Vocabulary list at the end of the chapter (pp. 209, 218) AND the list of irregular comparative and superlative adverbs in the box given at #102 (p. 204).

    As usual, I'll give you the English definitions, you supply the full Latin vocabulary entry as given in the official lists.

    Remember that flashcards are available on our Quizlet page. Feel free sign up for access, if you haven't already.

    Please let me know if you have questions.

    DC