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Introduction

Oscan, the language of the Osci, is in the Sabellic branch of the Italic language family, which is a branch of Indo-European. This now extinct language was spoken in Samnium and in Campania, as well as in Lucania, Ager Bruttius, and Abruzzo. Oscan is known from inscriptions beginning in the 5th century BC. Oscan was written in the Latin and Greek alphabets, as well as in a variety of the Old Italic alphabet.

The verb

Sample verb: ezum

Active, Indicative, Present:

Sg.1súm
sg.2?
sg.3est; íst
Pl.1?
Pl.2?
Pl.3set; sent