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4/11: New plans

movigo 2020.04.11 23:58 조회 수 : 21

  I decided not to memorize the inflection charts I see online. They don't explain everything, especially the annoying 3rd-i conjugation where some verbs reduplicate while some decide to change a vowel to make a perfect stem out of a non-perfect stem. The 3rd-i conjugation needs to be much more specified.

  It's also inappropriate to call conjugations by number because it doesn't help memorizing things. I'm gonna name those conjugations my way based on their characteristics. For example, the 1st conjugation will be named the "a-conjugation" because they apply to verbs stems that end in 'a'. You might've noticed something weird in that sentence. Yes, I'm treating the a's in the 1st conjugation as part of the verbs stem, because it's a lot more convenient. Rather than memorizing that "port-" is a a-stem, it's better to memorize it as "porta-".

  Wait, that was a method that didn't work.

  I just thought of an alternative. Just memorize the active perfect infinitives of the verbs. That seems to be the inflection where all conjugations seem to differ. If this method is actually useful, it'll make the traditional "porto, portare, portavi, portatus" useless, except for when using dictionaries.

 

-o: present active indicative 1st person singular

seriously...

 

Oh, and by the way, I was told that Latin is a fusional language. It doesn't seem to be completely true, because being a native speaker of an agglutinative language with crazy phonotactics, Latin seems to be closer to agglutinative, just really messed up.

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