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The perfective verb опереться (to lean on) has the strangest conjugation in the future and imperative, what is the etymological reason for it?

From the impf/pf pair опираться/опереться (=to lean on), опереться seems to be the only verb that exhibits the following strange conjugations, though apparently belonging to the -e- conjugation group: ...
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Epenthetic л: why there is no л in the conjugation of the verb звать between the в and the ё in зовёшь, зовёт, зовём and зовёте?

I understand that an epenthetic л should always appear between any of the five labial consonants б, п, м, ф and в and the sound /j/ (except in front of the sound /ja/), so that, for example, in the ...
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Complete rules for the epenthetic л in verb conjugations

My question is twofold: What are the complete and exact rules that govern the epenthetic л in verb conjugations i.e. the л that is inserted either just in the first person singular of certain –и ...
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Is there a rule behind first conjugation verbs ending in -ить?

In the book "A comprehensive Russian grammar" by Terence Wade, three different rules are shown for how a first conjugation verb ending in -ить is conjugated. It does not explain when each ...
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Can it be said that the verbs in -ить are more localized in space and time than in -еть?

My gut feeling is this is the case. Verbs in -еть usually have prolonged, undetermined and broad character, while verbs in -ить are more "here and now". Is this view correct? Examples: хаметь-хамить,...
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Why "вести" but "веду"

Let's compare three verbs and their first person singular forms: нести - несу везти - везу вести - веду Is there a particular reason why, in вести, the с turned into д ? Is there any intuitive ...
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What is the 12th Russian exception verb?

There is a well-known poem that lists eleven Russian exception verbs: Гнать, дышать, держать, зависеть, Видеть, слышать и обидеть, А еще терпеть, вертеть, Ненавидеть и смотреть. Their exceptional ...
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"Хотелось" or "хочу"

1). хотелось = мне хотелось / I wanted 2). хочу = я хочу купить что нибудь для тебя / I want to buy something for you What is the difference between "хотелось" when used in the first scenario v.s. ...
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Спряжения - обижать/обидеть

While studying the 1st and 2nd conjugations of the verbs in the present tense I noticed something. Generally speaking, verbs ending in -ить belong to the 2nd conjugation while the rest of them belong ...
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Есть ли настоящее время у глагола отправить?

Как я понимаю, глагол отправлять имеет следующие формы: я отправлял - я отправляю - я буду отправлять, тогда как глагол отправить как будто бы не имеет формы настоящего времени: я отправил - ??? - ...
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Verb conjugation with Pronoun ‘я’

As far as I know, when conjugating the verb for the I pronoun you will use ю or у. I was wondering if there was a trick to knowing when to use which one. Examples: я читаю — I read я живу — I live
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