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Progressive tense

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Friday, September 22, 2006, 2:48
I was browsing through Wikipedia & came upon the article "Venetian
Language."  I discovered the language uses a different word than
Italian to form the progressive tenses.

Italian uses "stare," to stand, with the present participle.  "Sto
parlando," I am speaking.

Venetian uses the adjective "drìo," busy, with the infinitive.  "So
drìo parlar," I am speaking.

I like the concept so I'm using it for the progressive tenses in
Senjecas, instead of "êsa," to be, with the present participle.
However, instead of using the adjective "busy" with "êsa," I am
going to use the verb form as an auxiliary with the supine.

m-us êêg-u pûd-a. speak-SUPINE be.busy-IND