Quichua, Santiago del Estero

Conjugate Verbs


  • Language: Quichua, Santiago del Estero
  • Alternate names: SantiagueƱo Quichua
  • Language code: qus
  • Language family: Quechuan, Quechua II, Quechua IIC, Bolivian-Argentinian Quechua
  • Number of speakers: 60000
  • Vulnerability: Vulnerable [Read more...]
  • Script: Latin script

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    This Quechua language is spoken Santiago del Estero Province, north central Argentina.

    The verb

    Quechua has two first person plural pronouns ("we", in English). One is called the inclusive, which is used when the speaker wishes to include in "we" the person to whom he or she is speaking ("we and you"). The other form is called the exclusive, which is used when the addressee is excluded. ("we without you").

    Sample verb 'tapuy'


    Sg.1noqa tapuni
    Sg.2qam tapunki
    Sg.3pay tapun
    Pl.1 inclusivenoqanchis tapunchis
    Pl.1 exclusivenoqayku tapuyku
    Pl.2qamkuna tapunkichis
    Pl.3paykuna tapunaku


    Sg.1noqa tapurani
    Sg.2qam tapuranki
    Sg.3pay tapura
    Pl.1 inclusivenoqanchis tapuranchis
    Pl.1 exclusivenoqayku tapuraku
    Pl.2qamkuna tapurankichis
    Pl.3paykuna tapuraku


    Sg.1noqa tapusaq
    Sg.2qam tapunki
    Sg.3pay tapunqa
    Pl.1 inclusivenoqanchis tapusaqchis
    Pl.1 exclusivenoqayku tapusaqku
    Pl.2qamkuna tapunkichis
    Pl.3paykuna tapunqaku