Although it is beyond the scope of this page or even this site to discuss what makes a verb irregular, it appears that if a verb is irregular it has a better than 50-50 chance of being a commonly used verb. So, even though it means memorizing a paradigm for a single verb, it may not be an option. Verbs in this category for Latin include verbs for being and eating -- necessities of life.
- Eo - to go
compounds: abeo, adeo, circumeo, exeo, ineo, intereo, obeo, pereo, praetereo, redeo, subeo, transeo, veneo
- Fio - to become
- Volo - to wish
nolo, nolle, nolui 'to be unwilling' and malo, malle, malui 'to prefer' are similar.
- Sum - to be
compounds: adsum, desum, insum, intersum, praesum, obsum, prosum, subsum, supersum
- Do - to give
- Fero - to carry
compounds: affero, aufero, confero, differo, effero, infero, offero, refero
- Edo - to eat
Index of Quick Tips on Latin Verbs
- Latin Supine
- Latin Deponent Verbs
- What Are the Latin Verb Endings?
- Latin Verbs - First Conjugation
- Latin Frequentative Verbs
- Latin Impersonal Verbs
- How Do You Form the Latin Infinitives
- Latin Verbs - Internal Thematic Vowel
- Latin Verbs - Person and Number
- Latin Verbs - Prepositions in Verbs
- Latin Semi-Deponent Verbs
- Latin Irregular Verbs
- Latin Verbs - Sequence of Tenses in Indirect Discourse
- Latin Words - Where Do You Add on Endings?
- Passive Periphrastic