- Language: Eurolang
- Created: 1990
- Alternate names:
- Language code: ceul
- Language family: Conlang
- Script: Latin script
Philip Hunt designed Eurolang to be the language of the European Union, and he had some aggressive goals for ease of learning (ability to learn in a weekend). Unlike Esperanto, Eurolang has more freely borrowed words from English.
The root form of a verb is the present tense. The root form is also known as the citation form, because this is the form in which it is found in dictionaries. There are three classes of Eurolang verbs: ones which end in -i, ones which end in -e, and ones which end in any other letter. The last two classes behave identically, except for the present tense.
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3.1. The Present tense
The present tense is used for action that takes place in the present, or repetitive or habitual action:
- Me vid la auto = I see the car
- Nos mange apels = We are eating apples
If you want to disambiguate between different usages of the present tense, presentae is used for action taking place in the present, customae for habitual action:
- Tu parle to la femino = You talk to the woman, You are talking to the woman
- Tu presentae parle to la femino = You are talking to the woman right now
- Tu customae parle to la femino = You usually/typically/customarily talk to the woman
3.2. The Infinitive
The infinitive is used after another verb. In English, the infinitive is often preceded by ``to''. Sometimes Eurolang uses the infinitive where English uses the -ing ending.
- Me pos vidar la auto = I can see the car
- John am mangar oranges = John likes eating oranges
- He vol tu mangar la banane = He wants you to eat the banana
3.3. The Imperative
The imperative is used for telling someone what to do.
- Findu it! = Find it!
- Audiu! = Listen!
- Nos constructu domo = Let's build a house
- Vos vidu di! = Everyone, look at that!
3.4. The past tense
The past tense is used to describe things that happened in the past.
- She findav la auto = She found the car
- She volav he vendar la auto = She wanted him to sell the car
- Me customae amav mangar apels, but presentae me no am mangar los = I used to like eating apples, but now I don't like eating them
3.5. The future tense
This describes things that will happen in the future.
- Me vidara la auto = I will see the car
- Me esper que me findara la auto next-dayae = I hope that I will find the car tomorrow
3.6. The conditional tense
This describes things that might happen.
- Si est banane, me mangaria it = If there was a banana, I would eat it
3.7. Participles and nouns formed from verbs
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