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Proto-Romanian is a hypothetical language considered to have been spoken by the ancestors of today's Romanians and related Balkan Latin peoples (Vlachs), between the 7th and the 9th century.

Proto-Romanian already had a structure very distinct from the other Romance languages, with major differences in grammar, morphology and phonology and already was a member of the Balkan linguistic union. Most of its features can be found in the modern Eastern Romance languages. It already contained around a hundred loans from Slavic languages, including words such as "trup" (body), as well as some Greek language loans via Vulgar Latin (Eastern).

The verb

Sample verb (1st conjugation): cercetare

Present Imperfect Preterite Pluperfect Past
Sg.1 cercetu cercetam cercetai cercetase aeu cercetatu cercetarem se cercetu
Sg.2 cerceti cercetai cercetasi cercetasi aei cercetatu cercetari se cerceti
Sg.3 cerceta cerceta cercetae cercetase ae cercetatu cercetare se ?
Pl.1 cercetamu cercetamu cercetaemu cercetasemu aemu cercetatu cercetaremu se cercetamu
Pl.2 cercetati cercetati cercetaeti cercetaseti aeti cercetatu cercetareti se cercetati
Pl.3 cercetau cercetau cercetaere cercetase ae cercetatu cercetare se ?

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