To-day we practised some simple sentences expressing possession and desire, both with direct objects. The purpose of this exercise is to build a library of models on which to draw in reading, writing and speaking Latin.
aqua, aquae, f. water.
ampulla, ampullae, f. a flask, bottle.
cibus, cibī, m. food.
libellus, libellī, m. a notebook.
calamus, calamī, m. a reed, a pen.
habeō, habēre, habuī, habitum, to have.
dēsīderō, dēsīderāre, dēsīderāuī, dēsīderātum, to desire.
an, or (in questions).
The verbs are underlined, and the direct objects marked in red.
habeō cibum. I have food.
habēsne libellum? Do you have the notebook?
habeō. I have (it).
habēsne libellōs? Do you have the notebooks?
nōn habeō. I do not have (them).
aquam et cibum habet. He has water and food.
ampullās habent. They have the bottles.
calamōs et libellōs habētis? Do you (pl.) have pens and notebooks?
calamōs et libellōs habēmus. We have pens and notebooks.
calamōsne an libellōs habētis? Do you have pens or notebooks?
libellōs habēmus, sed nōn calamōs. We have notebooks, but not pens.