I'm looking for an online resource to list conjugation of some of most common English verbs (to be, to get, to do, to have etc.) in their archaic (Early Modern) forms. In particular, I'd be interested in conjugation for various tenses - I can easily find "am, art, is, are" and similar, but finding conjugation of "did" is not nearly as easy.
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I haven't found a convenient resource, but there's really not much to say:
- I am
- thou art
- he, she, it is
we, ye, they are
I, he, she, it was
- thou wast
- we, ye, they were
- I, we, ye, they have
- thou hast
he, she, it hath
I, he, she, it, we, ye, they had
- thou hadst
- I, we, ye, they do
- thou dost
he, she, it doth
I, he, she, it, we, ye, they did
- thou didst
Almost all other verbs are like do and have, with three forms in the present (eat, eatest, eateth) and two in the past (ate, atest). Sometimes the 'e' is omitted giving endings -st and -th. This is regular in the past (eg waitedst, and even the tongue-twister walkedst), and sporadically elsewhere, especially in poetry.
Edit: added the sentence about omitting the 'e'