In the twenty-fourth class of the Latin from Scratch course, we’ll study the perfect past tense in the subjunctive mood (active voice). This one might be the least common tense in the subjunctive.
I explain everything in the following video ():
Morphology of the Latin perfect subjunctive
All the conjugations work in the same way:
The result is the following table:
|1st conjugation||2nd conjugation||3rd conjugation||mixed conjugation||4th conjugation|
Be careful: in the perfect subjunctive we have the normal active endings, not the special perfect endings, which are specific to the perfect indicative.
Another precaution: the perfect subjunctive is almost the same as the perfect future indicative, except for the 1st person singular.
Perfect subjunctive of the verb sum
Nothing new here. Just remember that the perfect stem is fu‑.
Even though we are in the module for the subjunctive mood, it is appropriate to study next the perfect future indicative (the last tense in this mood), so we can see the similarity (and difference) with the perfect subjunctive.