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VERB: verb

Description

Verbs typically inflect for tense and mood. Verbs signal events and actions. Verbs can constitute a minimal predicate in a clause, and govern the number and types of other constituents which may occur in the clause.

Welsh is a VSO language, thus the verb comes first.

There are four moods: indicative, imperative, conditional and subjunctive. Tenses include simple past, past habitual and future. Together with the auxiliary bod and a prepositions/adjective many compound tenses can be formed

There is an impersonal verb form, which most closely correlates to the English passive. However it is not technically a passive form as the subject is “understood” and the nominal argument is an object

Examples

For more information on tense and aspect in Welsh: Heinecke, Johannes: Temporal Deixis in Welsh and Breton. Heidelberg: Winter 1999.


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