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Conjugation compared in 4 latin languages

Example of the verb to eat

Present Latin Italian Spanish French


mangiare comer manger
Ego bibo
Tu bibis
Is bibit
Vos bibimus
Nos bibitis
Ii bibunt
Io mangio
Tu mangi
Lui mangia
Noi mangiamo
Voi mangiate
Loro mangiano
Yo como
Tu comes
El come
Nosotros comemos
Vosotros comeis
Ellos comen
Je mange
Tu manges
Il mange
Nous mangeons
Vous mangez
Ils mangent
Io mangi
Tu mangi
Lui mangi
Noi mangiamo
Voi mangiate
Loro mangiano
Yo coma
Tu comas
El coma
Nosotros comamos
Vosotros comais
Ellos coman
Je mange
Tu manges
Il mange
Nous mangions
Vous mangiez
Ils mangent
Rule -ere => -a -are => -i -er => -a
Indicative bere tomar boire
Io bevo
Tu bevi
Lui beve
Noi beviamo
Voi bevete
Loro bevono
Yo tomo
Yo tomo
Tu tomas
El toma
Nosotros tomamos
Vosotros tomais
Ellos toman
Je bois
Tu bois
Il boit
Nous buvons
Vous buvez
Ils boivent
Io beva
Tu beva
Lui beva
Noi beviamo
Voi beviate
Loro beviano
Yo tome
Tu tomes
El tome
Nosotros tomemos
Vosotros tomeis
Ellos tomen
Je boive
Tu boives
Il boive
Nous buvions
Vous buviez
Ils boivent
Rule -ere => -a -ar => -e

A friend of mine made me the comment that french could not use the personal pronoums and still get a good communication. But,. at least on the oral plane, I can't agree. If you look at the indicative present, you see that 4 out of 6 forms are pronounced the same, almost as weak as english. If you hadn't the pronoums you would only have the context to know who is eating, not very efficient. This is at contrast with the other   latin languages  here which normally do not use the redundant personal pronoums, except of course for emphasis.