Saturday, July 16, 2011

Continuous-Present and Future tense in Masri

Continuous-Present and Future tense in Masri

Verbs in Egyptian are in two uses of verbs, there are mere actions, where the verb is used to indicate an action, and not a stand alone occurring action. And an occurring verb functioning alone.

Continuous-Present tense represent a continuous and present occurring tense.

An Example in English would be like the following:

Ahmed Likes to eat apples. Where "Likes" is an occurring Action and "eat" is an indication of a non-present-occurring action.

Now, lets us get into how this is done in Egyptian.

First, you form Actions for the different genders or a plural. As in the following:
Again the root of the word is used and it is formed for the verb and gender form.
The root used is LeAb, meaning played >> L A B ل ع ب
More info refer to the past tense lesson.

a-laAab: Action to play(I)
te-laAab: Action to play(f)
ye-laAab: Action to play(m)
ye-laAab-o: Action to play(p)

Possession form: (Just add -t- in between)
a-t-laAab: Action to is played(I)
te-t-laAab: Action to is played(f)
ye-t-laAab: Action to is played(m)
ye-t-laAab-o: Action to is played(p)


Now, you have your action ready > a-laAab meaning to play for I

b- is used to indicate occurring of an action for present and continuous form.
ex: ana b-a-laAab > ana balaAab means: I play

A sentence that has verb as action is like the following
ex: ana b-a-heb a-laAab. (I like to play.) No need for a conjunction word (like to) to be connect before an action in Egyptian.

To Indicate future tense, ha- is added to the action
ex: ana ha-a-LaAab meaning I will play.


Hope you have learned and had fun by this lesson.

Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

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