question on some verb endings

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question on some verb endings

Post by antianira » Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:51 pm

What is the conjugation for the perfect tense of abdo: abdidi. which of the four (5 if you count that extra 3rd group) groups does it belong to?

abdidi, abdideram, abdidero ? (perfect, pluperfect, future)

Does it matter which group it's in? In the perfect groups, I don't see any difference amongst the groups.

I've seen a few verbs ending in -didi, ( ie. trado: tradidi) will all verbs of the same endings be in the same group?

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Post by Episcopus » Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:46 pm

abdo is in the 3rd conjugation, similar to tradere, edere, perdere, condere, dedere etc. Note that didere has perfect dídi not dididi as i would like. :)

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Post by benissimus » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:06 pm

the conjugational endings of the perfect active system (which includes pluperfect and future perfect) are the same for all conjugations. You must instead look to the first two principal parts to determine which conjugation a verb belongs to. The conjugation does however have some effect on the appearance of the perfect stem. You conjugated abdo correctly in the first person singular forms of the 3 perfect active tenses.
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