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R: Re: past tense formation

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Thursday, February 1, 2001, 19:07
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."
and 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 : ) Luca