Help with Latin- declining servus liber?
I turned in an assignment and my teacher just told me it was wrong, could someone please help correct me?
Question: "Decline ager bonus and servus liber. Use the same format as the declension of deus sacer in the lesson. Remember to label the cases."My answer: SINGULAR
nom.: servus liber
gen.: servi libri
dat.: servo libro
acc.: servum librum
abl.: servo libro
nom.: servi libri
gen.: servorum librorum
dat.: servis libris
acc.: servos libros
abl.: servis libris
What my teacher replied: "Please provide the correct Latin stem and ending for "liber, libera, liberum" and resubmit for a higher grade."
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
You're declining liber as if it were the noun meaning "book", in which you drop the "e" in the inflected cases. The stem used there is "libr-" (as in "library", where you find books).
"Liber", the adjective, meaning "free", KEEPS the "e" in all declined forms. "Liberi, libero," etc. The stem used here is "liber-" (as in "liberty", meaning "freedom").