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Conjugation of verbs in present tense
This public article was written by YɔhLlɔmɔ, and last updated on 3 Jul 2017, 17:37.

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Akeyetja, today we will be learning how to verbs in present tense in  Mesyar, we won't use the verb "to be" because of its irregular conjugations. By the end of this lesson you should be able to conjugate some verbs into present tense and use them to create sentences that are grammatically correct.

Grammar Table - Verbs Present Tense - To Be



Pre
1S(ka)
1P(ka) -du
2S(ka) a-
2P(ka) a-du
3S(ka) e-
3P(ka) e-du
1S,SPIR(ka) wa-
1P,SPIR(ka) wau-
2S,SPIR(ka) we-
2P,SPIR(ka) weu-
3S,SPIR(ka) wå-
3P,SPIR(ka) wåu-
3S,UKNW(ka) -da
3P,UKNW(ka) -due


Note: As you can see, the prefix "ka" is found in all unconjugated verbs, but is taken out once conjugated.

In  Mesyar there is first person singular/plural, second person singular/plural, third person singular/plural, spiritual case for every person, and unknown gender case for third person singular/plural.

Now, let's start by making basic sentences. If we have the verb kamuråça (to paint), and we want to say "I paint," how do we conjugate the verb?
Note: There is no need to say "I" in every sentence, it is simply understood from the conjugation of verb.

 

If you didn't get it right, go over the table again and come back once you are familiar with it.
I am going to put some exercises to test your knowledge.

3S PRES of "kamou" (to go)

 

2S SPIR of "karare" (to feel)

 

1P of "kaze" (to write)

 

Now I will give you some examples of verbs in the present tense in a sentence.

Muråça be murgåya. (I paint a painting) The word "I" is not in the sentence because it is understood from the conjugation.
Rare panso. (I feel good) The word "I" is not in the sentence because it is understood from the conjugation.
Ataratei le rateigo. (You play the drum) The word "You" is not in the sentence because it is understood from the conjugation.

I hope you liked this lesson. Now you can conjugate verbs in present tense and make some sentences in  Mesyar, next lesson I will teach you basic survival phrases and some new vocabulary. You should start to become familiar with some verbs from  Mesyar.
See you in the next lesson, kelesarlo.





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