Chapter 6: Possum
The verb possum is a compound of the "pot-" from the adjective
which means "able, capable" (you haven't studied it yet) and the verb sum.
The verb possum means "to be able".
The present indicative active is simply the prefix "pot-"
attached to the present indicative active of sum.
Present Indicative Active - Possum
possum - I am able
potes - you are able
- he/she/it is able
possumus - we are
potestis - you (all)
possunt - they are
* Note that in both the 1st singular
and plural and in the 3rd plural, the prefix "pot-" has been changed to
"pos-" because the form of "sum" begins with an "s." Romans didn't like
the sound "ts" so they softened the "pot" to "pos" [it's a phonetics thing].
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