Although more than 64 per cent of all nouns appear either as accusative or ablative, yet we almost invariably list cases so that two most important ones are listed last.
The teaching of verb inflections in their entire largest waste of effort in high-school Latin. school text during three semesters teaches about for each of five conjugations besides a lesser irregular types. This is justifiable if all or most be needed in translating Latin. The truth is that them are never used in any Latin that the av read. The reason for this is easily seen when practically all verbs in narrative and historical writing must be in the third person and in the present or past tense.
Approximately 91 per cent of all verbs in second-year Latin are third person.
I wonder if someone else have tried to replicate the same approach but using larger corpora of real Latin. I know from personal experience that certain forms of writing indeed favor specific grammar forms (and Most and Ølberg seem to take that into account in their 'natural' approach to Latin) which, sadly, are usually introduced in textbooks at the very end (yes, subjunctive, I'm looking at you!). As a result, you don't have enough practice with forms, not to mention the fact that you have to postpone your forays into the world of unadapted literature.
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