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Monday, March 29, 2010

IPOD: Four uses of the independent subjunctive

This past weekend at CAMWS 2010, I learned a new acrostic acronym from Tom Garvey for the four independent uses of the subjunctive. Since we're covering that in my Latin 102 class, I'm going to give it a shot. I don't remember exactly how it went, so my apologies if it's slightly different from him.

I - Jussive* (commands)
P - Possibility
O - Optative (wishes)
D - Deliberative (questions)

* This works because the Latin J was spelled with an I. Also note that this covers the Jussive and the Hortatory. Essentially, these are "polite commands".

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Deponent Verbs

A user pointed out to me that deponent verbs were not showing up properly in the search and browse areas of the site. For example, "conor" was being displayed as "cono". The reason for this is because the parsing engine sees all verbs the same: active, deponent and semi-deponent. It knows they are different because they have flags marking them deponent and semi-deponent.

Long story short, I kludged the user interface to display deponents as they typically appear in most Latin lexica. I hope this helps! Enjoy!

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