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Vocab discrepancy

Postby Amy » Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:09 pm

In ch. 10, I noticed that fugere is given as "fugo, fugere, fugi, <b>fugiturum</b>", but in both Jenney's and my dictionary (Barnum) the fourth principal part is listed as "fugitum." Is this an error?
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Postby whiteoctave » Sat Apr 17, 2004 10:53 pm

everyone loves posting these errors. i'm not sure who is responsible for writing the key, but whoever did certainly put a lot of work in and no doubt the monotony of the tedious typographical task introduced discrepancies. or perhaps said typer desired a masc. acc. / neut. nom/acc. future active participle in place of the supine.
interesting either way,

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Postby benissimus » Sun Apr 18, 2004 1:48 am

Wheelock does this with several 'intransitive' verbs, for which the perfect passive participle is rare, because they still have a future active participle and you need to know the supine stem. I have never seen any form of the part fugitum, but that is not to say it doesn't exist. I have certainly seen fugio in the passive.
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