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Luxembourgish Lessons #4: Verbs: Present Tense

Welcome to number four of the Luxembourgish lessons. In this lesson will cover verbs in the present tense, where the motto is: "There's an exception to every rule".

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Conjugating Verbs

Verb conjugation runs similarly to that in German, in which you take the infinitive, find the invariant stem, attach some endings to indicate the person and BAM: verb, conjugated. In most circumstances, it would look something like this:

Spillen "to play"

*Quick Note:

This system gets a little funky once we get to modal verbs.

This kind of system isn't exactly air-tight, however, for verbs often require the altering of some parts of the stem. For example:

Kommen "to come"

While not so many verbs act this way, determining certain verb forms for certain persons can be tricky. Luckily the website lod.lu allows you to type in a verb and view how it's conjugated for each person (though the site is not limited to verbs!)

No Continuous Aspect

Luxembourgish has no continuous aspect, therefore a sentence such as Ech bezuele fir de Fësch can be translated as "I pay for the fish" or "I am paying for the fish". Something such as Ech si bezuele fir de Fësch does not exist.


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December 1, 2016

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IVIatjam

Awesome! I haven't seen any of your posts before, so this is pretty cool! I can see Luxembourgish is very much like German (It should be; their countries are practically neighbors:). I will have to check this out a bit more! Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shashlicks

This is so cool, thanks a lot


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Manu394866

Hey I like the lessons, but I'm unsure as to why "Hatt" is said to mean "it". I have checked some good sources and none of them say Hatt means it.

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