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Subject:Locative Case
Time:08:47 pm
Hello , I'm Anna and I'm from Portugal. I'm in my second semester (first year) of university and i just have latin. I love it really much. But I do have some doubts regarding this locative subject. I have some sentences to translate into Latin, using the locative case (they were in portuguese but I'll translate them into english) if someone can help me. Thanks , in advance *

Quintus and Flaccus are in Roma. - Quintus et Flaccus Romae sunt.

Cornelia and Julio are in Corinthus. - Cornelia et Julius Corinthi sunt.

They lived in Cuma. - Cumarum habitabant.

In Capua there are lots of houses. - Capuae multas aedes habet.

The city of Troia had a lot of templos. - Oppidum Troia multa templa habebat.

Is it something like this? :|
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goliard
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Time:2012-03-16 08:57 pm (UTC)
In the plural, the locative is always the same as the ablative - so Cumis, not Cumarum.

For the last two sentences, if you want to use a locative you will have to use the verb esse, not habere: Capuae multae domus sunt, Troiae multa templa erant.
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amareadaeternum
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Time:2012-03-16 09:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks. And are the others correct?
As for the last two, the vocabulary is correct, she said us to use "aedes" and "oppidum" for the city of Troia. So I din't really understand your explication, sorry. But I did understand why the use of esse and not habere.
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goliard
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Time:2012-03-16 09:51 pm (UTC)
The first two look OK to me.

Oppidum doesn't have a locative case (most words don't, only names of places and a small handful of nouns), so it would have to be 'In oppido Troia', with the ablative.

I'm not sure if you can use 'aedes' in the plural to mean 'houses', since it's already a plural (plural with singular meaning). But if your teacher says so, I guess you should. :)
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amareadaeternum
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Time:2012-03-16 09:58 pm (UTC)
Ok, thanks so much for the help. (:
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