HOW TO USE
The conjugation practice section works on your ability to quickly identify all six forms of a verb, given its tense, voice, and mood. The interface is simple to use. At the top of the screen you will see the word bar.
This provides the dictionary entry (principal parts) of the verb that you will need to create its conjugated forms. Below this is the information bar.
This provides the tense, voice, and mood of the verb, which are necessary to conjugate the verb correctly. To do so, simply type the conjugated forms in their respective text boxes. To make things easier, touching the Next button on your keyboard automatically moves to the next answer field. To help you practice speed in addition to accuracy, a stopwatch tracks how quickly you can complete the conjugation. Always try to beat your previous time; when you do, it will flash green and you will earn a Roman Denarius (coin). Below the stopwatch is a skip button, in case you want to move on to the next word. When you're done with your conjugation, use the "Check Answers" button to see your score.
Intellego will then check your answers; any incorrect responses will be highlighted in red and will be replaced with the correct word. After reviewing your answers, touch Next Word to get a new word.
Conjugation Practice also allows you to practice any regular verb of your choice. Simply tap the word bar to begin. You will need to enter the four principal parts of the verb. Then, after selecting it's conjugation number (1-4), touch Practice to conjugate your verb. It will appear in the word bar at the top of the screen, and one you're finished, Intellego will check your answers like any other verb, even if the verb does not exist in it's built-in dictionary. A few reminders:
Firstly, please only enter verbs that have four principal parts; although some verbs have three, Intellego won't be able to figure out certain verb forms without that fourth entry.
Also, Intellego will save the last verb you typed (until you quit the app) for your convenience. To clear it, simply tap Clear.
The Infinitive Practice section works very similarly to Conjugation Practice. The only notable difference is that you are not provided a tense, voice, and mood, since it is not required.
Irregular Verb Practice Tutorial
First, choose one of the following common irregular Latin verbs to practice:
1. sum, esse, fui
2. possum, posse, potui
3. fero, ferre, tuli
4. volo, velle, volui
Each multiple choice question you answer correctly will increase your score by one. You will also earn a Denarius every time you beat your high score, but be careful: a wrong answer will reset your score to zero!
Parsing Practice Tutorial
Correctly identify the five characteristics of a verb (person, number, tense, mood and voice) given a conjugated form. Similarly to Conjugation Practice, a timer at the bottom of the screen keeps track of how quickly you can parse the verb, helping you improve speed and accuracy. To complete the exercise, choose one box from each section (the different categories represent person, number, tense, etc., are separated by black lines, and are color-coded), then press Check Answers.
OTHER FEATURES & INFO
You can practice conjugating ANY regular Latin verb of your choice. Whether it's in Intellego's dictionary or not, the app will still check your answers and give you detailed and accurate feedback.
Intellego's Macr-ON™ feature allows you to choose whether you want your answers to be checked for macrons or not.
LEARN: Visit the Learn section for a very brief introduction to Latin verbs and verb ending charts.
ABOUT: The About section features a complete tutorial for Intellego: Master Latin Verbs, as well as credits and acknowledgements.
SETTINGS: The Settings section contains options to enable or disable any conjugation, tense, voice, or mood, and the switch the Macr-ON™ feature on or off.
Teachers can get a 50% discount off the price of Intellego by using the App Store Volume Purchase Program. Full details are available at: https://volume.itunes.apple.com/store
This app is fully self-contained and does not require an Internet connection after download. There are no ads and no in-app purchases.
UPDATES & HISTORY
Version 1.0.1 – Added additional error catching for user-entered verbs.
Version 1.0.0 – First release!