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Textkit Tutorials - Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why are

Postby Jeff Tirey » Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:02 pm

Discuss "Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why are they so unusual?" by our very own Benissimus!<br /><br />Introduction:<br />When Latin students first encounter the perfect tense, the number of principal parts for verbs suddenly doubles. To add to this complication, these new parts appear to be formed at random... or are they? This tutorial is designed to explain why Latin developed these irregular verbal parts and hopefully to attune the reader to how verbs, and even words in general, are formed.<br /><br />Read the entire tutorial here:<br />http://www.textkit.com/tutorials/20030923-perfect-stems-page1.php?aid=3&tid=3
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Re:Textkit Tutorials - Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why a

Postby benissimus » Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:01 pm

Did I write that? :o
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Re:Textkit Tutorials - Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why a

Postby mariek » Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:38 pm

Hmm... must've been your evil twin...
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Re:Textkit Tutorials - Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why a

Postby MDS » Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:41 pm

Your evil identical twin that is. Good job benissimus, it was very straightforward! (as in clearly written not as in I understand everything you said right now)
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Re:Textkit Tutorials - Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why a

Postby Keesa » Thu Sep 25, 2003 12:03 am

I especially like the way you gave words to practice on at the end.
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Re:Textkit Tutorials - Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why a

Postby albertde » Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:27 pm

I want to express my thanks to benissimus for the tutorial as it has gone a long way in helping me with the perfect stems.
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Re:Textkit Tutorials - Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why a

Postby Keesa » Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:42 pm

And I enthusiastically second those thanks. <br /><br />Who knows? You may have saved me from having a panic attack when I bumped into those formations later on in Latin! <br /><br />Thanks, Benissimus.
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Re:Textkit Tutorials - Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why a

Postby mingshey » Fri Sep 26, 2003 1:31 pm

I'm currently busy with greek, but someday I'll be indebted to benissimi tutorialo. Ergo [face=SPIonic][size=18=12]eu)caristw=[/face][/size] in advance!
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Re:Textkit Tutorials - Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why a

Postby mariek » Fri Sep 26, 2003 3:41 pm

I found it very helpful. I used to think, "How in the heck did they come up with that stem? And how am I going to remember all this??" But Beniss' explanation clears some of this, and it will help in remembering what the Perfect Stems are or at least allow me to make an educated guess about a stem if I don't remember it. <br />
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