Corsican

Conjugate Verbs

Facts

  • Language: Corsican
  • Alternate names: Corsu, Corso, Corse, Corsi
  • Language code: cos
  • Language family: Indo-European, Classical Indo-European, Italic, Latino-Faliscan, Latinic, Imperial Latin, Romance, Southern Romance, Sardo-Corsican, Corsic
  • Number of speakers: 402,000 (Language use
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    Introduction

    Corsican is a Romance language spoken and written on the islands of Corsica (France) and northern Sardinia (Italy). Corsican is the traditional native language of the Corsican people.

    Corsican has been recognized as a language by the French government. Speakers also use French but many are not fluent in it. There is a movement for bilingual education.

    The verb

    The Corsican verb, like the verb in most Romance languages has three conjugations:

    Depending on the conjugation, the verbs get different sets of personal suffixes in the tenses.

    Just like in other Romance languages the verb ésse 'to be' is irregular and doesn't have those suffixes.

    Conjugation of the Regular verb 'parlà'

    Infinitiveparlà
    Present participleparlendu
    Past participleparlatu
    Indicative Subjunctive Conditional Imperative
    Present Imperfect Future Preterite Present Imperfect
    Sg.1 parlu parlaia parlaraghju parlosti parli parléssi parlarìa -
    Sg.2 parli parlaii parlarè parlésti parlarìi parla!
    Sg.3 parla parlaia parlarà parlosti parlarìa -
    Pl.1 parlemu parlàiami parlaremu parlòstimi parlimi parléssimi parlarìami parlemu
    Pl.2 parleti parlàiati parlaréti parlêstiti parliti parléssiti parlarìati parleti
    Pl.3 parlani parlàiani parlarani parlòstini parlini parléssini parlarìani -

    The verb 'aver'

    Infinitiveaver, avè
    Present participleavendu
    Past participleavutu
    Indicative Subjunctive
    Present Past Present Past
    Sg.1 aghju avia abbia avissi
    Sg.2 (h)ai, ha avii abbia avissi, avisse
    Sg.3 avia abbia avissi
    Pl.1 avemu aviamu abbiamu avissimu
    Pl.2 avete aviate abbiate avissite
    Pl.3 (h)anu avianu abbianu avissinu

    Verb List

    Corsican verb list

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