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An overview of the tenses used in Alessian
This public article was written by [Deactivated User] on 7 Nov 2019, 07:47.

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Alessian tenses

Example:
I drink wine.
Mé ólar bfín.
TenseEnglishAlessian
PresentI drink wine.Mé ólar bfín.
Present Perfect (Progressive)I have been drinking wine.Mé á í ólar bfín.
PastI drank wine.Mé ólí bfín.
Past PerfectI had drunken wine.Mé himar ólí bfín.
FutureI will drink wine.Mé mweil ólar bfín.
Future PerfectI 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.

Note:
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.
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