Wednesday, 15 August 2007

The Third Declension Song

(courtesy of Latin Camp; to the tune of The Locomotion)

Everybody's working on their nouns and verbs now.
Come on, baby, do the third declension.
Like canis, canem, canis, yeah, that's how it goes now.
Come on, baby, do the third declension.
A little bit of vocab and a lot of sweat,
And you haven't even started on subjunctives yet.
So, come on, come on, do the third declension with me.

You've got to conjugate, yeah baby, come on, come on.
And then subordinate, yeah yeah, woh, woh, woh, woh.

Everybody's working on a brand new tense now.
Come on, baby, do the perfect passive.
Like missus sum and captus sum, that's how it goes now.
Come on, baby, do the perfect passive.
You give up for the present - it just don't make sense,
But it'll all be perfect in the future tense.
So, come on, come on, do the perfect passive with me.

You've got to conjugate, yeah baby, come on, come on.
It's just imperative, yeah yeah, woh, woh, woh, woh.

Everybody's working on a brand new clause now.
Come on, baby, do indirect question.
You just need a subjunctive and a who, what, where, how.
Come on, baby, do indirect question.
Conditional clause and final clause are easy stuff.
It's only that one Santa Claus that I find tough.

So, come on, come on, do the third declension,
Come on, come on, do the third declension,
Come on, come on, do the third declension with me.

1 comment:

Beta Bonita said...

Hi!
That was a great post!
I've been studying Latin for some time now (love this language!:-). I've come across a great Latin Dictionary (actually it is a collection of free online English Latin dictionaries), which I'd like to recommend.
Hope you like it!
Beta