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The Mystery of Dare

Postby Eurysilas » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:19 am

I was doing some of Wheelock's optional self-tutorial exercises when I noticed an oddity: in the Latin verb Dare, the "a" thematic vowel is not long. Yet, it is in the infinitive form of every other first conjugation Latin verb. Why is this? The rules on the shorting of vowels that I have been given say this thematic vowel should be long in this instance. What gives?
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Postby Eurysilas » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:46 pm

Oh, OK. There IS a reason, then. That's reassuring to know. Thank you!
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