Enets, Forest

Conjugate Verbs

Facts

  • Language: Enets, Forest
  • Alternate names: Yenisei Samoyedic, Bay Enets, Pe-Bae
  • Language code: enf
  • Language family: Uralic, Samoyedic, Enets-Nenets, Enets
  • Number of speakers: 40
  • Script: Cyrillic script

More information:

    Introduction

    The Enets language is a Samoyedic language, formerly known as Yenisei Samoyedic (not to be confused with the Yeniseian language family, which is completely unrelated). They still speak their language, but education is in Russian so there is fear they may lose their language.

    The verb

    Sample verb dire-.

    Aorist

    sg.1direδ
    sg.2dired
    sg.3dire
    du.1direjʔ
    du.2direriʔ
    du.3direhiʔ
    pl.1direāʔ
    pl.2direraʔ
    pl.3direʔ

    Preterite

    sg.1direδod́
    sg.2diredoś
    sg.3direś
    du.1direbid́
    du.2direrid́
    du.3direhid́
    pl.1direbat́
    pl.2direrat́
    pl.3diret́

    Future

    sg.1diredaδ
    sg.2diredad
    sg.3direda
    du.1diredajʔ
    du.2diredariʔ
    du.3diredahiʔ
    pl.1diredāʔ
    pl.2diredaraʔ
    pl.3diredaʔ

    Imperative

    sg.2direʔ
    sg.3direb́
    du.2direriʔ
    pl.2direraʔ

    References