Occasionally, words are taken together and presented as such within a Latin edition of the text; this is especially frequent with the older poets and comedians.
- ūnusquisque (ūnus quisque) every single one
- sīquis (sī quis) if anyone
- quārē (quā rē) therefore
- quamobrem (quam ob rem) on account of which
- rēspūblica (rēs pūblica) republic
- iūsiūrandum (iūs iūrandum) oath
- paterfamiliās (pater familiās) head of family
Sometimes, this slurring will alter spoken pronunciation.
- homōst (homō est) it’s a man
- perīculumst (perīculum est) danger (Will Robinson)!
- ausust (ausus est) there’s a hazard
- quālist (quālis est) as it is
- vīn’ (vīsne) don’t you see?
- scīn’ (scīsne) don’t you know?
- sīs (sī vīs) if you want
- sōdēs (sī audēs) if you don’t mind
- sūltis (sī vultis) if you want
The Essential AG: 13, 13n
Here’s a review of triple- and twin-termination adjectives, covered in earlier posts:
- Triple-termination: ācer, ācris, ācre (sharp)
- Twin-termination: levis (m/f), leve (light)
Formation of Single-Termination Third Declension Adjectives
These are complicated because they take several possible consonant stems. That said, their declension is more-or-less equivalent to third declension i-stem nouns (nūbes, nūbis or mare, maris)
atrōx, actrōcis, fierce
A few things to note:
- The ablative singular may be either atrōcī or (less often) atrōce
- The neuter plurals all feature the i–stem (-ia, -ium, -ibus, etc.)
- The masculine and feminine plural accusative may (rarely) be atrocīs
Here are a few more nouns to consider:
egēns, egentis: needy
praeceps, praecipitis: headlong
pār, paris: equal, alike
ūber, ūberis: fruitful, copious
The Essential AG: 118
Famous Phrase: cēterīs pāribus [all other things being equal]
(an ablative absolute, denoting non-variable components of scientific experiments or other forms of structural reasoning)