First, lets look at some common 2nd conjugation verbs (in their infinitive forms):
- любить, “to like, love”
- учить, “to teach”
- говорить, “to speak”
- находить (ж), “to find”
- спать (л), “to sleep”
To form the general present, i.e. “I do”, form of и-type verbs, one need only take the infinitive, remove the final vowel (usually -и- with notable exceptions) and ending -ть, and add the following endings to form the appropriate word:
1st person singular forms commonly undergo consonant mutation.