By Emma Short
Latin is certainly one of applicable languages for describing new crops, and taxonomists has to be capable of translate past texts in Latin. delivering an easy rationalization of Latin grammar besides an in-depth vocabulary, this can be an fundamental consultant for systematic botanists around the world. All suitable components of speech are mentioned, with accompanying examples in addition to labored workouts for translating diagnoses and outlines to and from Latin. directions for forming particular epithets also are integrated. The authors cross-reference their grammar to Stearn's Botanical Latin and to articles within the foreign Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi and vegetation. the excellent vocabulary is more suitable with phrases from fresh glossaries for non-flowering vegetation - lichens, mosses, algae, fungi and ferns - making this a great source for a person trying to hone their realizing of Latin grammar and to translate botanical texts from the earlier three hundred years
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There are two forms, some being declined like adjectives of Group B with diﬀerent endings for masculine/feminine and neuter, the others having just a single declension regardless of gender. Examples of the former are brevipes (having a short foot) and longicuspis (having a long cusp). Also given below is an example of a compound adjective derived from a noun (genitive singular) and the rather useful suﬃx -fer (derived from the verb fero, I bear), the whole then being declined like a Group A adjective.
Singular Nominative Accusative Genitive Dative Ablative Plural Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter liber liberum liberi libero libero libera liberam liberae liberae libera liberum liberum liberi libero libero liberi liberos liberorum liberis liberis liberae liberas liberarum liberis liberis libera libera liberorum liberis liberis But some adjectives in -er are declined diﬀerently, the stem being formed by dropping the -er. Comp. : 2 Date:22/10/12 Time:21:39:21 Page Number: 23 Title Name: SHORTandGEORGE The adjective and the participle Example: integer (entire).
The pronoun agrees with the item that is ‘possessed’ in number, gender and case. Singular Case Nominative Accusative Genitive Dative Ablative Plural Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter meus meum mei meo meo mea meam meae meae mea meum meum mei meo meo mei meos meorum meis meis meae meas mearum meis meis mea mea meorum meis meis The determinative pronoun is (he), ea (she), id (it) Singular Case Nominative Accusative Genitive Dative Ablative Plural Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter is eum ejus (eius) ei eo ea eam ejus (eius) ei ea id id ejus (eius) ei eo ei eos eorum eis eis eae eas earum eis eis ea ea eorum eis eis 41 Comp.
A Primer of Botanical Latin with Vocabulary by Emma Short