Also, it should be noted that while memini takes the place of the 1st principal part and meminisse is put as the 2nd, in reality the principal parts are as follows:
–, –, memini, –
Since the imperative is formed off the present stem and the present stem no longer exists, it is completely severed from the actual verb and thus the imperative has become irregular (related only via a defunct 1st principal part).
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on Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae