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Present Tense
This public article was written by Katrasho, and last updated on 8 Jul 2018, 05:04.

[comments] [history] Welcome to my official guide to learning Katrashtani! Here, I will teach you how to read and speak my awesome language. :)

Lesson 3: Present Tense
 Katrashtani is a fusional language, so its verbs have to agree with the subject. In this lesson, we will learn about the present tense.

First, we must extract the verb stem from the root. To do this, we just remove the ~arro ending, which marks the imperative and is the dictionary form of the verb.
Ex.ionarro (be) -> ion (is/are/am/etc.)

Next, we add the correct ending:

If the pronouns ak (I) or katt (we) are the subject, the verb ends in ~ott.
Example:
iuionarro (eat)
Ak iuionott. I eat.

If the pronouns tou (thou) or ciu (you) are the subject, the verb ends in ~utt.
Example:
tunorarro (speak)
Tou tunorutt. Thou speaketh.

If a masculine noun is the subject, the verb ends in ~uto.
Example:
sordarro (sleep)
Kastoi sorduto. Kastoi is sleeping.

If a feminine noun is the subject, the verb ends in ~ato.
Example:
rosarro (love)
Onkka rosato. Mother loves.

If a neuter noun is the subject, the verb ends in ~oto.
Example:
vuvarro (burn, rise)
Un sonsin vuvoto. The sun is rising.

If a plural noun is the subject, the verb ends in ~ito.
Example:
rikonarro (sing)
Opona rikonito. Everyone is singing.
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