scottS wrote:On page 6 of the revised 6th edition the 2nd principal part of "do" is written as "dare" with a stress on the -a but no macron. I was under the impression that first conjugation verbs are identified by this long "a." Is this an error of omission or am I missing something?
scottS wrote:For example video is listed as a 2nd cojugation verb with the 1st 3rd and 4th principal parts. I assume the second is omitted because it follows the expected form of -ere (long e).
spiphany wrote:First conjugation is the most consistently regular, and a lot of books will just list the first principle part + (1) if it follows the pattern you noted above. do, dare, dedi, datus is an exception; it's pretty irregular for a first con. verb.
modus.irrealis wrote:Looking it up in Allen & Greenough's grammar, it seems that the a in da- is long only in 2nd person present dās and imperative dā, everywhere else it's short, so it's dabō not dābō, and dabam not dābam. The present stem is da-, and then you just remember it appears lengthened in dās and dā.
The way Grote describes the formation of the imperfect, I don't think you can fit dō in there, unless you say that da- is irregularly lengthened by not being lengthened at all.
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