Difference between revisions of "Verbs - future tense"

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| re tlaa bo re le mo tlelaseng ka 8.30 || we will be in class at 8.30
 
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Latest revision as of 12:11, 16 May 2007

The future tense is formed by using marker "tlaa" (to come) before the verb as follows

Future tense (positive)

ke tlaa reka I will @@
ba tlaa opela x
o tlaa bua she will speak

Future tense (negative)

There are two negative forms in the future tense which can be used interchangably
-ga ke na go
where "ke" is the subject marker

ke tlaa reka ga ke na go reka x
o tlaa bua ga o na go bua x
o tlaa opela ga a na go opela he/she

in the second form the end of the verb changes to -e
-ga ke nke ke
where "ke" is the subject marker

ke tlaa reka ga ke nke ke reke I
o tlaa bua ga o nke o bue you
o tlaa opela ga a nke a opele he/she

Future continuous tense

ke tlaa bo ke ruta I will be teaching
re tlaa bo re le mo tlelaseng ka 8.30 we will be in class at 8.30