This Powerpoint Presentation is designed to give students a clear and concise introduction to the central principle of Latin sentence organization: the inflection of words.
It is designed to make clear to students with no knowledge of Latin and only moderate knowledge of English the basic premise that, generally, Latin words change their endings while English uses additional words.
1. What is Inflection
2. How English Word Order Affects Meaning
3. How Latin Words Change
4. The Ways English Words Inflect
5. When English Word Order Is Like Latin's
6. Concluding Summary
The presentation is intended to give students beginning Latin a clear explanation of how Latin words work and why it will be necessary for them to memorize and pay close attention to endings, rules, and full vocabulary entries.