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Montreiano irregular verbs

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 20, 2002, 23:59
In Montreiano, all unstressed final e's dissappeared from the language not
very long after colonization (within a hundred years, which puts the
change at the early 1700's). This affected certain verb forms such as the
future subjunctive. Since Montreiano prefers VSO in many instances, the
pronouns were often added to these altered verb forms (that formerly
pronounced the final e). By about the late 1800's to early 20th century,
the pronouns had been added into the verb form itself, creating forms such

Amar - Future subjunctive:

1sg amareo
2sg amares
3sg amareu*

1pl amáremos
2pl amáreis
3pl amaren

*originally, euia "she" was also added to the 3sg form, but dropped out in
favor of the form with eu "he" instead.

Again, with amar, the first imperfect subjunctive form also had pronouns
added to the verb to prevent confusion with "amas":

Amar - 1st imperfect subjunctive

1sg amaseo
2sg amases
3sg amaseu

1pl amásemos
2pl amaseis
3pl amasen

There also tended to be a sound change with the above verbs that changed
/i/ to /e/ (which is irregular in the language, and was only settled
"officially" on the verbs)

No the moth dont care when he sees the flame
The moth dont care if the flame is real
Cause flame and moth got a sweetheart deal
And nothing fuels a good flirtation
Like need, and anger, and desperation


Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>