Monday, March 12, 2012

Elefdar Verb Conjugation

The Elefdar tongue is analytic, meaning that most grammatical relationships are conveyed syntactically through the addition of linking verbs and other functional words. As such, verbs conjugate only with simple tense and number. There are two simple tenses: past (I walked) and present (I walk, or I am walking), and two numbers: singular and plural.

The following table conjugates the verb abet, to walk, demonstrating the two simple forms for past and present, as well as additional forms utilizing auxiliary verbs.


First Singular
I walk”
First Plural
We walk”
Second Singular
You walk”
Second Plural
You (all) walk”
Third Singular
He/she/it walks”
Third Plural
They walk”
Past (“walked”)
abetel
[-el]
abeter
[-er]
abetel
[-el]
abeter
[-er]
abetel
[-el]
abeter
[-er]
Present (“walk”)
abet
-
abet
-
abet
-
abet
-
abet
-
abet
-
Future (“shall walk”)
cal abet
cal abet
cal abet
cal abet
cal abet
cal abet
Perfect (“have walked”)
ben abetel
ben abeter
ben abetel
ben abeter
ben abetel
ben abeter
Future Perfect (“shall have walked”)
cal ben abetel
cal ben abeter
cal ben abetel
cal ben abeter
cal ben abetel
cal ben abeter