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Beginning Latin Grammar, Lesson 2: The First Declension

Latin Grammar for iPad and iPhone
"I would make them all learn English;
and then I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honour, and Greek as a treat." --Sir Winston Churchill

(If your student needs work with English nouns first, go to Simple Grammar.)
Lesson 1: Latin Nouns


The Nominative case endings for a noun of the First Declension are:
Nominative Singular  -a
Nominative Plural     -ae

Here are some important nouns in the First Declension.

Latin Noun (pronunciation).....English Reminder (Derivation).....Meaning
1. puella (pu-ell-ah)........(none)......................girl
2. agricola (ah-grick-o-lah)...agriculture......farmer
3. poeta (po-ay-tah).........poet........................poet
4. nauta (now-tah)...........nautical..................sailor
5. Cornelia (Cor-nay-lee-ah)..Cornelia.........Cornelia (girl's name)
6. aqua (ah-kwah)...........aquarium...............water
7. terra (ter-rah)..............territory................land
8. tuba (too-bah)..............tuba.......................trumpet
9. femina (fay-me-nah)...feminine................woman
10. regina (re-gee-nah)...regal......................queen

Practice vocabulary for meaning, pronunciation and Nominative case endings.
Example: agricola....Nominative Singular...farmer
                  agricolae..Nominative Plural.......farmers

2 comments:

  1. Excellent! I'm pinning this to my languages board.

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  2. So that's why Regina, SK is referred to as "the Queen's city" - live and learn 😀

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