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An overview of the tenses used in Alessian
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I drink wine.
Mé ólar bfín.
|Present||I drink wine.||Mé ólar bfín.|
|Present Perfect (Progressive)||I have been drinking wine.||Mé á í ólar bfín.|
|Past||I drank wine.||Mé ólí bfín.|
|Past Perfect||I had drunken wine.||Mé himar ólí bfín.|
|Future||I will drink wine.||Mé mweil ólar bfín.|
|Future Perfect||I will have drunken wine.||Mé mweil á í ólar bfín.|
Notice how each tense group uses their own verb forms.
Present tenses: Infinitive form (ólar)
Past tenses: Past form (ólí)
Future tenses: mweil + infinitive form (ólar)
Perfect tenses with the exception of Past Perfect use [á í] (have been) as a determiner before the infinitival.
There can neither be two infinitival verbs in a row, nor two past verbs (á í counts as a past verb). Past forms have always -í instead of -ar.
There are only two tenses per timeframe, namely one ongoing (progressive) and one completed (perfect) tense. In Alessian, simple and progressive forms are not differentiated like in English. ✎ Edit Article ✖ Delete Article