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Old Latin: Quiz


Question 1: The stems of nouns of this ________ usually end in –ā and are typically feminine.
DeclensionGrammatical caseGenitive caseVocative case

Question 2: Phonological characteristics of older Latin are the case endings -os and -om (later Latin -us and -um), as well as the existence of ________ such as oi and ei (later Latin ū or oe, and ī).
DiphthongPortuguese phonologyInternational Phonetic AlphabetRomanian phonology

Question 3: Old Latin (also called Early Latin or Archaic Latin) refers to the Latin language in the period before the age of ________; that is, all Latin before 75 BC.
Latin literatureLate LatinVulgar LatinClassical Latin

Question 4: This rhotacism had implications for ________: early classical Latin, honos, honoris; Classical honor, honoris ("honor").
DeclensionGrammatical caseGenitive caseVocative case

Question 5: In many locations, classical Latin turned intervocalic /s/ into /r/, which is called ________.
Tone (linguistics)Floating toneRhotacismLinking and intrusive R

Question 6: The preserved fragments of the laws of the ________ (traditionally, 449 BC, attested much later)
Roman RepublicRoman lawAncient RomeTwelve Tables

Question 7: Thus the laws of the ________, which began the republic, were comprehensible, but the Carmen Saliare, probably written under Numa Pompilius, was not entirely.
Roman lawTwelve TablesRoman RepublicAncient Rome

Question 8: [1] The term prisca Latinitas distinguishes it in New Latin and ________ from vetus Latina, in which "old" has another meaning.
RomeVatican CityContemporary LatinItaly

Question 9: The stems of the nouns of the o-declension end in ŏ deriving from the o-grade of ________.
Indo-European ablautProto-Indo-European phonologyProto-Indo-European languageIndo-European copula

Question 10: Some Old Latin texts preserve /s/ in this position, such as the Carmen Arvale's lases for ________.
ApolloLaresVulcan (mythology)Imperial cult (ancient Rome)


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