Many Latin clause and phrase types have typical word order in which Verb-Final is less common : Latin Word Order • Verb Positions • Latin Word Order Thoughtco • Latin Word Order • Latin Word Order • Initial Verb, Penultimate Verb, Final Verb, Agentless Verb, Emphatic Verb, Topic Verb, Verb To Be, Existential Verb, Location Verb, Copula Verb, Auxiliary Verb • In many Latin genres the verb final position is much less common. Over the centuries, verb-final main clauses became less common. In the writing of Egeria (Aetheria) of about A.D. 380, only 25% of main clauses and 37% of subordinate clauses are verb-final.
I had serious trouble discerning the meaning of the spoken text. It sounded like exciratus, which I had to reject because it wasn't in Wiktionary. I finally realised the verb was in the wrong position (Duolingo is sadly pushing SVO in the name of teaching flexibility rather than proper word position) and that the c I kept hearing wasn't supposed to be there. Reported.
I finally realised the verb was in the wrong position (Duolingo is sadly pushing SVO in the name of teaching flexibility rather than proper word position)
Esse as a copula is very frequently found in SVO order in Latin. This is entirely natural and usual. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_word_order#The_verb_%22to_be%22)