Re: R: Re: past tense formation
|From:||Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 1, 2001, 21:55|
On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 08:07:57PM +0100, Mangiat wrote:
> Eric wrote:
> > This is the way (IIRC) it would be done in Italian or French using
> > copula+past participle; the only difference is that you don't have a
> > E.g.:
> > Ando alla biblioteca.
> > go.1.S.PRES to.the library
> > "I'm going to the library."
> That'd be:
> Vado alla biblioteca
> > Sto andato alla biblioteca.
> > COP.1.S.PRES go.PPT to.the library
> > "I went/have gone to the library."
> Sono andato alla biblioteca
> 'andare' (to go) is a *very* irregular verb: there are two roots (and- and
> vad-), which both turn out to be irregular themeselves.
> I think Italian verbal system has to be really hard to foreigners...
> especially irregular verbs : )
Grazie for correcting me :)
Eric Christopherson / *Aiworegs Ghristobhorosyo