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    In SFL lesson 18 the student book (p. 56) gives the 4th principal part for figo as "fictus." The teacher book says "fixus." The workbook key also says "fixus" on worksheet 2 of that lesson. And just to really confuse me, my Latin dictionary says "fixum." Which is correct?
    Melanie
    2019-2020 ~ 6th MP year; 11th year homeschooling
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    Re: SFL lesson 18 figo

    Originally posted by melaneesa View Post
    In SFL lesson 18 the student book (p. 56) gives the 4th principal part for figo as "fictus." The teacher book says "fixus." The workbook key also says "fixus" on worksheet 2 of that lesson. And just to really confuse me, my Latin dictionary says "fixum." Which is correct?
    Early printings of Second Form Latin and Third Form Latin gave figo figere fixi fictus. This fourth principal part is correct, and follows the pattern of rego verbs, but was archaic even in Cicero's day. Therefore, we updated later printings to the more common figo figere fixi fixus even though that makes figo an exception to the rego pattern. Does that make sense?
    Michael
    Memoria Press

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