Saturday, June 7, 2008

Verbs of the 4th Conjugation (Deponents)

These verbs belong to the 4th Conjugation: blandior, blandiri, blanditus sum. Note that these verbs are passive in form but active in sense. Note also that the verb orior, oriri, ortus sum was very frequently conjugated by Romans as a 3rd and not a 4th conjugation verb. This is why the accent falls on the first and not the second syllable of óritur. As you will hear, I have decided yet again to go against convention and not include the final "sum" for the third principal part. Just remember to add it mentally yourself.