Lesson 4: Block 1 Nouns
Function of Nouns: Subject and Object
Instructions: spend no more than 2-3 minutes memorizing the endings listed for using Latin nouns as subjects and objects.
When nouns follow the form of digitus, porta, and verbum, they are called Block 1. (About 40% of Latin nouns are block 1.)
|Block 1 Nouns
Go here for a list of some Block 1 Nouns you will be learning.
- Neuter nouns always have the same ending for both the subject and object.
- Neuter nouns always have "-a" as the ending for their plural subject and object.
- This means the latin sentence "verba instituta declarant" has two meanings, for either "words declare instritutions" or "institutions declare words".
- For those who have studied Latin before, Block 1 includes the 1st and 2nd declension.
Latin Readings for Lessons 3 & 4
Now do Homework 2.
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