When there is talk about the v-perfect contraction, I don't ever see first person forms used as examples, only forms like "amavisti" becoming "amasti". So my question is whether first person singular forms like "amavi", for example, can be contracted. My guess for this class of conjugation is no, but I feel like for fourth conjugation verbs like audire, "audivi" becoming "audi" (With a long i, I suppose) could work well. Are my guesses correct?

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    Welcome to the site and thanks for the nice question! I should point out that the perfect form is amai in Italian, but that's not really a contraction within Latin.
    – Joonas Ilmavirta
    Oct 26 '19 at 14:54
  • “Audii” was used as an alternative form to “audivi”; I researched this while putting together an answer to the following previous question: latin.stackexchange.com/questions/9352/…
    – Asteroides
    Oct 27 '19 at 17:22

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