Living in SoCal as I do I naturally am fairly inundated by Spanish in the form of signs, ads on buses, and other sources. I am aware that Sp. verbs follow the pattern of most Romance languages, with er, ir, and ar endings in the infinitive, -s in the 2nd person singular, and -ido, -ado, or -edo in the past participle. (Actually I’m not sure about -edo, did it get absorbed by one of the other two?)
But what is the -en congugation on a verb? I stayed at a hotel once (actually in Spain, as it happened), and the “do not disturb” sign said No molesten. I’ve also seen it on a couple of signs on the fences of elementary schools (Visitenos (meaning “Visit us”, I think))? In No molesten, the -en looks like a gerundive, as in “No disturbing”, but in Visitenos it looks like an imperative.
So what is the Droga Recta? (a poor translation courtesy of altavista).