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coepi and odi

Postby elduce » Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:25 am

How do you translate odi? I hated? If this defective has no present indicative how is it used? E.g. how do I say 'I hate'?

Similarly how to use coepisse since Wheelock's says this verb is perfect system only?

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Postby benissimus » Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:04 am

odi has only the pluperfect, perfect, and future perfect, which carry the meanings of past, present, and future respectively.

coepi is just a normal verb that has lost all of its primary tenses (it has pluperfect, perfect, and future perfect, all of which are translated as they are).
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Postby elduce » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:44 pm

Nunc intellego. Gratias ago.
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