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According to starling.rinet.ru the first person singularis is: "кладý" for the verb: "клáсть" but the TA (Teaching Assistant) has stated that it is: "кладум". Is there some old form that is presently used in first person singular for this verb that you know of?

Starling result:

Infinitive: клáсть

Present/future tense

Singular Plural

1 person кладý кладём

2 person кладёшь кладёте

3 person кладёт кладýт

What the TA has presented it to be: "клáсть: кладум, кладёшь; клал, клала" (everything but the first person singular seems to match up). My guess is that the clown got it right because he has induced a lot of typos and mistakes. I guess he is their best student.

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Kладум is an obvious typo, it is wrong, there's no such word, the correct form is кладу.

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I don't know what TA stands for, but it's clearly a typo.

The Russian endings in the 1st person singular present descended from Proto-Slavic (a nasal vowel, as in the French Jean), from an earlier -on. At no point did anything like "-um" exist.

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  • Actually I wasn't first! I was typing when Yellow Sky's answer appeared. It says "21 mins ago" now on my answer, and "24 mins ago" on his. – Nikolay Ershov Feb 28 '16 at 17:39
  • ok I will be fair and revert. :) – Ева Feb 28 '16 at 17:40
  • TA stands for "teaching assistant". – Dima Feb 29 '16 at 16:25

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