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I've noticed quite a few similarities between how verbs are conjugated in Latin and Greek, such as the ending with a long 'o' sound for the first singular person, the 's' ending for second, etc. I was wondering if you could say more on the topic, if there really is a link between the two in that aspect. (e.g.: ευχαριστώ/ gratias agō)


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Hi Caetano  

There are many similarities between Latin and ancient Greek and therefore there are similarities between Latin and modern Greek. These similarities exist in the conjugation of verbs and nouns and  in the roots of words.
According to the theory of the Indo-European Language, in a very primitive stage, there was a single language in Europe from which all the others stemed out.

I will give you for example the conjugation of the Latin verb “sum” (= to be)and the ancient Greek verb “ειμί” (= to be) in its older form “εσμί”.


sum εσμί > ειμί
es εσσί > ει
est εστίν
sumus εσμέν
estis εστέ
sunt εσνσί > εισί


The similarities in the stem and the conjugation of the two verbs are very obvious.


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