Hampie wrote:The third conjugation has two versions: one for verbs ending with -o and one for words ending with -io. One of them have a stem that always ends with a consonant, and one -sometimes- ends with an i. This i is very weak, and dissappears in most of the forms, but is present in capio, capiunt, &c.
By the way, pmda, I really admire your spirit and enthusiasm! That alone will take you far.
pmda wrote:Actually - I think I get it. The endings in Rego, Regere are:
but if you have a 3rd conjugation verb ending with a short i such as Aspicio, Aspicere then you get
And so - as Orberg says the i-stem is visible only in Aspicio and Aspiciunt.... The endings are not o, s, t etc..but o, is, it etc...
That's gotta be correct...surely....?!
furrykef wrote:It's better to have four, not three. If you have just regō, rēxī, rēctum (note: rēxī, not rēgī), then you can't tell for 100% certain from the principal parts alone that the verb is "regere" and not "regāre" (though it does look much more like a third-conjugation verb). That's why the infinitive is usually used as the second principal part. There are probably other useful cases as well (is an -iō verb an -ere verb, an -īre verb, or maybe even an -iāre verb if there are any)?
Hampie wrote:1st decination verbs have -avi as their prefect stem, don't they?
pmda wrote:Its Present, Infinitive, Perfect and Perfect Passive Participle, right...? So shouldn't that be do, dare, dedi, datus ?? I notice that text books tend to give the PPP as usually ending in -us but on this threat there are a lot of um examples....is um a neuter form of a noun form....?
ptolemyauletes wrote:My advice is not to even worry about supines, at least for a while.