|Agreement - very important in Latin|
Fact 1: Verbs change their ending (o,s,t,mus,tis,nt) according to who and how many are 'doing' the verb.
Fact 2: Nouns change their ending depending on whether they are the subject of the verb (nominative) or the object (accusative).
Fact 3: Adjectives have to agree in gender with the nouns that they describe. This means you have a 'bonus servus', a 'bona filia' and a 'bonum vinum'.
We then added a new fact to our arsenal:
Fact 4: Adjectives also have to agree (i.e. have the same 'word ending code') in number (singular/plural) and in case (nominative/accusative).
|Just nobody sneeze...|
We then moved on very briefly to our new topic, with a discussion about situation comedy (sitcom). Unfortunately, a technical hitch (despite Benedict's best efforts - thanks, anyway!) prevented us from watching a modern sitcom classic, so here's what we would have seen:
Over the next few sessions, we'll be taking a look at Plautus' comedy Miles Gloriosus, and hopefully you'll be convinced that what makes people laugh today wasn't so different in Roman and Greek times.