Showing posts with label mood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mood. Show all posts

24 February 2016

Grammatical tense: (certain verbal characteristics)

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six verbal tense-types
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(wesbource: Wikipedia

In grammar, tense is a category that expresses time reference. Tenses are usually manifested by the use of specific forms of verbs, particularly in their conjugation-patterns.

Basic tenses found in many languages include the past, present and future. Some languages have only two distinct tenses, such as past and non-past, or future and nonfuture. 

17 February 2015

A brief overview of Germanic morphology

"Teutonic", schematic definition-map, from
Free Visual Dictionary- snappywords.com

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Approximate location of various ancient 
Indo-European peoples in western Eurasia, 
in early antiquity
(from: Wikipedia)

Morphology

The oldest Germanic (Gmc) languages have the typical-complex inflected (i.e., synthetic) morphology similar, due to Germanic's derivation from older Indo-European (IE) languages, with four or five noun cases; verbs marked for person, number, tense and mood; multiple-noun and verb-classes; few or no articles; and rather free word-order.

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