Hi @elizabethrlarson and all the rest who've searched for some answers regarding shortening forms problems. I had (and still have for that matter) the same problems with short forms and I thought these links @AnnaC kindly gave to me could be of any use to you (and all the rest aswell).
It is exactly what I wanted - the verb from which short form derives and the short forms for each person and both, future and past tenses. There are not all verbs and not all forms but it might be very helpful at least for those main ones.
I'd very much like to have a whole list of verbs covered in the Course 3 and their shortenings in all tenses covered in that course written in one place so I could easily compare them. It would massively help me.
As I've said in my own topic, it's hard to put all those "same things" like "esi", "desi", "gesi" and what's more to them into order in my brains ... If I can't figure from which long form the shortening derive I can not understand and use it. With that I mean if I can't figure out that "esi" derives from "Wnes i fynd" I am not able to use it as I actually don't understand it. (A bit of a bad example as I know what "esi" means though but there are other more to cope with.) It's all explained in the Course 3, that's why I love it but for one as forgetfull as I am it doesn't help much.
And yes ... I was hit with the short forms today again for who knows which time already and that hit always puts me down no matter how determined I am and how "skilled" I feel to be, so, Elizabeth, you're doing just great. I'm learning for about 4 years now and to be totally honest, I didn't come too far from Course 2 (even if I want through all possible material (apart from the 1/4 of the Level 2 and Level 3 which is not ready for Southern version yet), what means, you can clearly celebrate your progress and acheavements!
P.s. @louis, @lynnbejencks (according to the forum data) was last seen in June last year, unfortunately but tagging her might drag her back for at least for a while.