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Postby little flower » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:55 pm

hi all
is this form of promulgavere (to promulgate) irregular. it is given as perfect ind' (3 ,pl). i have met this form before mainly in adler i think.
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Re: adler

Postby Damoetas » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:46 pm

It's an alternate form of the 3pl perf. act. ending; it's pretty common, not just with promulgo, but with all verbs, both in poetry and prose (although it's particularly helpful in poetry, because it helps words to fit the meter).

portāvēre = portāvērunt
censuēre = censuērunt

etc.
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