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Verb Forms and Example Sentences[]

Non-Past[]

When used without an auxiliary verb, non-past conveys the present tense. When used with the auxiliary verb wyll it conveys future tense.

Þy dedte nið.
[θʏ d̥ɪtʰːʊ niː.]
They fall down.
Stelkaðere wyll drygke þyn wænt.
[sd̥ɪlkʰɑːɪʁʊ ʋʏl d̥ʁʏkʰːʊ θʏn ʋɛntʰ.]
The girls will drink their water.

Past[]

Past tense verbs function basically the same way as they do in english.

Fuglere liggeþ wenture.
[fuɡ̊lɪʁʊ liɡ̊ːɪθ ʋɪntʰuʁʊ.]
The birds liked the winter.
Kyre sœmmveþ e lœþuðe.
[kʰʏʁʊ sœɱːɪθ ɪ lœθuːʊ.]
The cow slept in the barn.

Participle[]

These forms are only used with both infinitive and conjugated auxiliary verbs iþer and ar to form passive and perfect forms, respectively.

Hæn œnssge iþer kœse.
[hɛn œnɹ̠̊˔ːʊ iθɐ kʰœsʊ.]
He likes to be kissed.
Hån iþþe rejnde fyr hæm.
[hɔn iθːʊ χɪjnd̥ʊ fʏɐ̯ hɛm.]
She is freaked out by him.
Præsidente wyll iþþe mœke.
[pʰʁɛsid̥ɪntʰʊ ʋʏl iθːʊ mœkʰʊ.]
The president will be mocked.
Gæltkeriðere var overæsge.
[ɡ̊ɛltʰkʰɪʁiːɪʁʊ ʋɑɐ̯ ɒʋɪʁɛɹ̠̊˔ʊ.]
The cashiers were surprised.
Æj bœrre ar ywe.
[ɛj b̥œʁːʊ ɑɐ̯ ʏʋʊ.]
I should have exercised.
Þu a låjte nog.
[θu ɑ lɔjtʰʊ nɒ.]
You have listened enough.
Þy wyll a spære ysg.
[θʏ ʋʏl ɑ sb̥ɛʁʊ ʏɹ̠̊˔.]
They will have saved us.
Heste aleredeg flåjje.
[hɪsd̥ʊ ɑlɪʁɪd̥ɪ ɑθ flɔiʊ.]
The horse had already escaped.
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