<br /><br />Oh! I forgot that most books start off with only certain verb parts. "puto, putare, putavi, putat(um)" are the four principal parts of the verb. <br /><br />puto
- 1st person present active indicative singular. I.E. "I think"<br />putare
- active infinitive. I.E. "to think"<br />putavi
- 1st person perfect active indicative singular. I.E. "I have thought"<br />putat(um/a/us)
- perfect passive participle. This is a fully declinable adjective. It means "having been thought" or just the adjective "thought" as in "a thought idea".<br /><br />You are fine if you know just the "puto" and "putare", until you want to express some complex ideas... such as participles and tenses. There are regular patterns in the forms, so you don't have to memorize them for all verbs, but for most verbs you do have to memorize all four forms
<br />You can just ignore the second two parts (for now >:( )<br /><br />I'm glad you enjoyed Words; it's an efficient and convenient resource.<br /><br /><br />Oh, and Marie would be "Maria". It means "the seas", the plural of "mare" (another third declension noun). I think the name itself is first declension, so feel free to use it!
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae