Non-conjugated Intransitive verbs
- All verbs have non-conjugated form, meaning they do are not conjugated, but are used with a helper verb (Izan or Ukan).
- Some verbs are also conjugated, change the form with tense and subject, and will be studied later.
- Intransitive Verbs are verbs that do not take an object, meaning can’t answer “what”) use IZAN as an auxilary verb
- Ex:You can say “What did he do?, but not “What did he go? So “go” is intransitive and uses IZAN.
- The near past is used for past actions in present time frame, usually earlier that day.
- It is formed with the perfect stem + present of“to be” (IZAN)
- Ni gaur iristi naiz. I arrived today.
- Note that bizi didn't have a near past as it doesn't make sense to have lived one place prior to today,
- another place this morning and yet another now.
Lesson 2 Vocabulary
- gaur today
- gaur goizean this morning
- goiz early
- garaiz on time
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