Experience III, Lesson 10: Irregular Imperatives
4 Irregular Imperative Verbs
A simplification was made early on in Latin of dropping the "-e" of 4 common imperatives, so that you will find the original form (as learned in Lesson I-21) only in the very earliest Latin manuscripts.
Note that all 4 are block III verbs.
|dico, dicere - say||dice||dic||dicite
|duco, ducere - lead||duce||duc||ducite
|facio, facere - make/do||face||fac||facite
|fero, ferre - carry||fere||fer||ferte
The B form (future) imperatives are all regular.
Note that ferte, the plural imperative is also irregular.
Now go on to Homework 8
- Duc in altum! Set-out into the deep!
- dic nobis - tell us
- fer is often used in compounds: refer = bring it back; confer mihi = grant to me
Third Experience Latin - Fr. Reginald Foster
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