OXFORD TUTORIALS
LATIN MEMORY CHANTS

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Latin Memory Chants

Chant Number          Chapter in Wheelock's             Chant Number                      Chapter in Wheelock's
  1. am, ams                          Chap.    1                          17. am, s, et                                     Chap.      8
  2. /m, s, t, mus, tis, nt            Chap.   1                          18. r, ris, tur                                       Chap.   18   
  3. sum, es, est                         Chap.    4                          19. bar. baris, batur                           Chap.    18   
  4. a, ae, ae, am,                   Chap.     1                         20. bor, beris, bitur                            Chap.    18   
  5. noun cases                          Chap.    2                          21. pn, pnis, pnit                       Chap.      8   
  6. us, , , um,                      Chap.    3                          22. eg, me, mih, m, m                 Chap.    11    
  7. um, . , um,                     Chap.    4                          23. t, tu, tib, t, t                          Chap.    11   
  8. vide, vids, videt               Chap.    1                          24. hic, haec, hoc                              Chap.      9   
  9. bam, bas, bat                      Chap.    5                          25. qu, quae, quod                           Chap.    17   
10. b, bis, bit                          Chap.     5                          26. dem/eadem/idem                       Chap.    11   
11. , ist, it, imus, istis, runt     Chap.    12                         27. qudam/qauedam/quoddam        Chap.   26    
12. (*), is, , em, e                    Chap.     7                           28. aliquis, aliqu                              Chap.   23   
13. eram, ers, erat                  Chap.     6                           29.is, ea, id                                     Chap.    11   
14. er, eris, erit                      Chap.     6                           30. ille, illa, illud                               Chap.      9   
15. us, s, u, um,                  Chap.   20                           31. iste, ista, istud                            Chap.      9   
16. s, e, e, em,                   Chap.   22
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                                                                                                             Chants 1-12

1. am (1st conjugation): "I love, you love, he/she/it loves;                                                      Wheelock's Chap. 1   
we love, you (pl.) love, they love"
                                                

amammus
amsamtis
amatamant

2. (personal verb endings): "I, you, he/she/it; we, you (pl.), they"                                         Wheelock's Chap. 1

-/m-mus
-s-tis
-t-nt

3. sum (verb "to be"): "I am, you are, he/she/it is; we are, you are, they are"                         Wheelock's Chap. 4

sumsumus
esestis
estsunt

4. a, ae (1st declension): nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative (sing. & plur.)    Wheelock's Chap. 1

-a-ae
-ae-rum
-ae-s
-am-s
--s

5. noun cases                                                                                                                                 Wheelock's Chap. 2

    nominative (subject)
    genitive (possession: "of")
    dative (indirect object: "to, for")
    accusative (direct object)
    ablative (adverbial: "by, with, from, in, on, at")   

6. us, (2nd declension): masculine endings                                                                               Wheelock's Chap. 3

-us-
--rum
--s
-um-s
--s


7. um, (2nd declension): neuter endings                                                                                  Wheelock's Chap. 4

-um-a
--rum
--s
-um-a
--s


8. vide (2nd conjugation): "I see, you see, he/she/it sees;                                                      Wheelock's Chap. 1
we see, you (pl.) see, they see"

videvidmus
vidsvidtis
videtvident

   
9. bam, bs (imperfect tense endings): all conjugations ("was/were/used to")                   Wheelock's Chap. 5    

-bam-bmus
-bs-btis
-bat-bant

10. bo, bis (future tense endings): 1st & 2nd conjugations ("shall/will")                         Wheelock's Chap. 5

-b-bimus
-bs-bitis
-bit-bunt

11. , ist (perfect tense endings): all conjugations ("has/have/did")                                   Wheelock's Chap. 1 

--imus
-ist-istis
-it-runt

12. ('m'), is (3rd declension endings): regular nouns                                                            Wheelock's Chap. 7 

-( *  )-s
-is-um
--ibus
-em-s
-e-ibus

    * Because of the variety of nominative singular endings in the third conjugation we make an 'm'
sound in the chant to symbolize 'many' possibilities.

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13. eram, ers (imperfect tense): "I was, you were, he/she/it was;                                     Wheelock's Chap. 6
we were, you (pl.) were, they were"

eramermus
erseratis
eraterant

14. er, eris (future tense): "I shall be, you will be, he/she/it will be;                                 Wheelock's Chap. 6
we shall be, you will be, they will be"

ererimus
eriseritis
eriterunt

15. us, s (4th declension endings): mostly masculine (but manus-f.; corn-n.)                 Wheelock's Chap. 20

-us-s
-s-uum
-u-ibus
-um-s
--ibus

16. s, e (5th declension): all feminine except dis (masc.)                                                  Wheelock's Chap. 22

-s-s
-e-rum
-e-bus
-em-s
--bus

 

17. am, s (future tense endings): 3rd & 4th conjugations                                                  Wheelock's Chap. 8

-am-mus
-s-tis
-et-ent

18. r, ris (passive voice endings): present tense (all conjugations)                                    Wheelock's Chap. 18   

-r-mur
-ris-min
-tur-ntur

19. bar, bris (passive voice endings): imperfect tense (all conjugations)                        Wheelock's Chap. 18

-bar-bmur
-bris-bmin
-btur-bantur

20. bor, beris (passive voice endings): future tense (1st & 2nd conjugations)                Wheelock's Chap. 18

-bor-bimur
-beris-bimin
-bitur-buntur

21. pn (3rd conjugation, present tense): "I put, you put, he/she/it puts," etc.             Wheelock's Chap. 8

pnpnimus
pnispnitus
pnitpnunt

22. ego (personal pronoun): "I, of me, to/for me, me, by/with/from me;                          Wheelock's Chap. 11
us, of us, to/for us, us, by/with/from us"

egns
menostrum
mihnbis
mns
mnbis

23. t (personal pronoun): "you, of you, to/for you, you, by/with/from you;                 Wheelock's Chap. 11
you (pl.), of you, to/for you, you, by/with/from you"

tvs
tuvestrum
tibvbis
tvs
tvbis

24. hic, haec, hoc (demonstrative pronoun): "this, the latter, he/she/it; these, they"    Wheelock's Chap. 9
             Singular                                              Plural

hichaechochhaehaec
huiushuiushuiushrumhrumhrum
huichuichuichshshs
hunchanchochshshaec
hchchchshshs


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25. qu (relative pronoun): "who, which"                                                                         Wheelock's Chap. 17
              Singular                                              Plural

ququaequodququaequae
cuiuscuiuscuiusqurumqurumqurum
cuicuicuiquibusquibusquibus
quemquamquodqusqusquae
ququququibusquibusquibus

26. dem (adj. & demon. pronoun): "the same; the same one"                                      Wheelock's Chap. 11
               Singular                                              Plural

dem eadem idem edem/ dem eaedemeadem
eiusdem eiusdem eiusdem erundemerundemerundem
edem edem edem esdemesdemesdem
eundem eandem idem esdemesdemeadem
edem edem edem esdemesdemesdem

27. qudam (adj. & indef. pronoun): "a certain, a certain one, someone/thing"            Wheelock's Chap. 26                    
                Singular                                              Plural

qudamquaedamquoddam/quiddamqudamquaedamquaedam
cuiusdamcuiusdamcuiusdamqurundamqurundamqurundam
cuidamcuidamcuidamquibusdamquibusdamquibusdam
quendamquandamquoddam/quiddamqusdamqusdamquaedam
qudamqudamqudamquibusdamquibusdamquibusdam

28. aliquis (indef. pronoun): "someone/body/thing"                                                         Wheelock's Chap. 23
               Singular                                              Plural

aliquis/aliqualiquaaliquid/aliquodaliqualiquaealiqua
alicuiusalicuiusalicuiusaliqurumaliqurumaliqurum
alicuialicuialicuialiquibusaliquibusaliquibus
aliquemaliquamaliquid/aliquodaliqusaliqusaliqua
aliqualiqualiqualiquibusaliquibusaliquibus

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29.  is, ea, id (Chap. 11) demon. pron. & adj.:                                                                      Wheelock's Chap. 11
this, that; pers. pron.: he, she, it

iseaide/ieaeea
eiuseiuseiuserumerumerum
eeeeseses
eumeamidesesea
eeeeseses

30. ille, illa, illud (Chap. 9) demon. adj. & pron.                                                                 Wheelock's Chap. 9
that, the former, the famous

illeillailludillillaeilla
illusillusillusillrumillrumillrum
illillillillsillsills
illumillamilludillsillsilla
illillillillsillsills

31.  iste, ista, istud (Chap. 9) demon. pron. & adj.:                                                            Wheelock's Chap. 9     
that, that of yours; sometimes: that awful, that terrible

isteistaistudististaeista
istusistusistusistrumistrumistrum
ististististsistsists
istumistamistudistsistsista
ististististsistsists