Every form of the finite verb is made up of two parts:
- The STEM (see § 24). This is either the root or a modification or development
- The ENDING, consisting of—
- the Signs of Mood and Tense (see §§ 168, 169).
- the Personal Ending (see § 163).
Thus in the verb vocā-bā-s
, you were
, the root is VOC, modified into the verb-stem vocā-
, which by the addition of the
becomes the imperfect
and this ending
consists of the tense-sign bā-
and the personal ending (-s
) of the second