Latin verb help- translating Latin to English!?
In class I've been translating Latin verbs into english eg vocobat, audis etc. I know that when translating the last letter (O,M,S,T,NT) mean who is doing the verb, but what do you do when there is bam, bas, bant etc at the end?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
To answer your question specifically, if it has a bam, bas, bat, bamus, bastis, bant at the end it means it is imperfect. The BA shows that it is an imperfect verb and the personal endings are just added on. It will be translated with a _____ing. Most verb tenses have slight variations of the endings. The endings you listed O,M,S,T,NT are those for the present tense. When you learn mood there is a different set of endings to learn too. If you are taking or learning Latin the Wheelock Books are great textbooks.
- PersonLv 45 years ago
It means it's past tense. Other Latin based languages still use these forms
- Daedalus OmegaLv 61 decade ago