Oqaluutit - Verbs II

ilaana
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Oqaluutit - Verbs II

Postby ilaana » 2007-02-11, 21:11

Future tense (indicative)

The suffix -ssaaq (will, future) is added to the last vowel of the verb stem

K/T-stem, sinissaaq (will sleep):

Sinissaanga (I will sleep)
Sinissaatit (You will sleep)
Sinissaaq (He will sleep)
Sinissaagut (We will sleep)
Sinissaasi (You will sleep)
Sinissapput (They will sleep)

Sinissaanga? (Will I sleep?)
Sinissavit? (Will you sleep?)
Sinissava? (Will he sleep?)
Sinissaagut? (Will we sleep?)
Sinissavisi? (Will you sleep?)
Sinissappat (Will they sleep?)

1st, 2nd and 3rd person singular and 1st and 2nd person plural, indicative, are the suffix in its modern form. An earlier form is -ssavunga, -ssavutit, -ssavoq, -ssavugut and -saavusi. These earlier forms are still used when suffixes are added


The suffix -ssaanngilaq (-ssaaq + -nngilaq = will not)

Sinissanngilanga (I will not sleep)
Sinissanngilatit (You will not sleep)
Sinissanngilaq (He will not sleep)
Sinissanngilagut (We will not sleep)
Sinissanngilasi (You will not sleep)
Sinissanngillat (They will not sleep)

Sinissanngilanga? (Won't I sleep?)
Sinissanngilatit? (Won't you sleep?)
Sinissanngila? (Won't he sleep?)
Sinissanngilagut? (Won't we sleep?)
Sinissanngilasi? (Won't you sleep?)
Sinissanngillat? (TheWon't they sleep?)


The affix added to other stems:
Nerissaanga (I will eat)
Nerissanngilanga (I won't eat)
Atuassaanga (I will read)
Atuassanngilanga (I won't read)
Nikallujuitsoq iluanaartarpoq - Tamaasa iluatsittarai - Iluatsinniarlitoq - Iluatsitsinerinnaavoq

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Re: Oqaluutit - Verbs II

Postby juicypuffin » 2011-05-15, 19:59

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