the “cool Latin book”
(according to Latin students at University Laboratory High School in Urbana, IL)
Endings (and Middles!) is a manual to help Latin students identify the morphological possibilities of difficult words encountered in Latin texts and to construct dictionary entries of oblique forms. If you use this manual correctly, it can help you get back on track to finish your work.
Here’s what Endings (and Middles!) can do for you:
- It can help you figure out the form (the morphology) of a Latin word that has you puzzled, so that you can begin to figure out how it is interacting with the words around it (its syntax).
- It can help you figure out how to turn a declined or conjugated form into a dictionary entry so that you can look up the meaning (or check some other feature such as gender).
- It can also help you sort out a few tricky words that are easily confused.
Who can benefit from Endings (and Middles!)?
- Students who are enrolled in a traditional Latin course
- Homeschoolers who study Latin
- Adventuresome souls who are studying Latin alone or in informal groups
- Scholars in fields other than classics who have only a basic knowledge of Latin but who must work with Latin texts