Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Irregular Verb Fero and Its Compounds

These verbs are all compounds of the irregular verb meaning 'to bear,' fero, ferre, tuli, latus. Notice how the spelling and the pronunciation of each preposition may undergo assimilation depending on which consonant sound it precedes. The vocabulary items in this episode are as follow:

ad: affero, afferre, attuli, allatus
ab: aufero, auferre, abstuli, ablatus
com: confero, conferre, contuli collatus
de: defero, deferre, detuli, delatus
dis: differo, differre, distuli, dilatus
ex: effero, efferre, extuli, elatus
in: infero, inferre, intuli, illatus
ob: offero, offerre, obtuli, oblatus
re: refero, referre, rettuli, relatus
sub: suffero, sufferre, sustuli, sublatus
trans: transfero, transferre, transtuli, translatus