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September 24, 2018

Past Tense

What suffix or prefix would indicate past tense. For example. Krii is kill and _______ is killed. And Gaar is unleash and _______ is unleashed. Kogaan, ahrk ven aak hei.

Category: Grammar


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Liis
Moderator
September 25, 2018
The suffix -aan can directly indicate past tense. If the verb ends with the vowel ah, the suffix becomes -laan. This suffix is also used to indicate a past participle: mahlaan jun, "fallen king", from mah, "fall".

Example:
Alduin, thuri! Boaan tiid vokriiha suleyksejun kruziik?
"Alduin, my king (overlord)! Has the time arrived (flown) to restore (unkill) your ancient dominion (power-of-king)?"
(Sahloknir, 00035B4A)

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Muddic
September 25, 2018

Dovahzul has no direct grammer rule for past tense. To make it clear that something was in the past or is in the present, words such as los/lost and dreh/drey can be used.

In the learn document it is exampled nicely.
https://www.thuum.org/learn/grammar/verbs.php
The most important qoute would be "Context is king when it comes to tense."



 


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[deleted]
September 25, 2018
Kogaan, Koraavmunserel Liis.