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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): lucrare

Present Imperfect Preterite Pluperfect Past
Sg.1 lucru lucram lucrai lucrase aeu lucratu lucrarem se lucru
Sg.2 lucri lucrai lucrasi lucrasi aei lucratu lucrari se lucri
Sg.3 lucra lucra lucrae lucrase ae lucratu lucrare se ?
Pl.1 lucramu lucramu lucraemu lucrasemu aemu lucratu lucraremu se lucramu
Pl.2 lucrati lucrati lucraeti lucraseti aeti lucratu lucrareti se lucrati
Pl.3 lucrau lucrau lucraere lucrase ae lucratu lucrare se ?

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