Grammar of the Amharic Language
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...condition, &c., assumes peculiar forms of Pronouns; which must not be taken as Possessive (Nominal), but as Personal (Verbal); nor as the other Verbal Suffixes which are in the Accusative; but they are Nominatives. Here it is: o. FIRST FORM OF THE CONSTRUCTIVE MOOD. 2. Ylfl!lll: -Yl-Tlfi: thou being honourable...... 2..... Yvn-lh: linghon. 1.. iVfl I being hon. The Augmented form has become Finite by the Auxiliary ftA: being attached to the Simple form; but not in the same manner as it attaches itself to the Contingent, in constituting the Present and Future Tense. It serves for the Past and the Present Tenses. )8. SECOND OR AUGMENTED FORM OF THE CONSTRUCTIVE MOOD. Constructive Aorist (Present and Perfect). This form is used merely for the Indicative. Observe, also, that may be used throughout, without any change, as remarked in the Note to the conjugation of 10 P-G5 3. Constructive Form of Uncertainty. SINGULAR. 3d masc. YlTlC: .JSITFA: he may (e) Imperative. The Imperative h ts two forms; one which has the first Radical in the sixth, and the second in the first order; and another which has the first Radical in the first, and the second in the sixth order, All those verbs which have the Subji.nctive form, have the Imperative in the first; and the rest have it in the second form. As a specimen of the first, we take the Imperative of Ylfl and of the other, that of (nil4?" It is used only in the Second Person Singular and Plural. a. FormUUU" I'M 11.11.. Com. VlIldL: be honourable. "" /9. Compound Part., Adjective, or Relative Participle. N For the Preterite--Is formed by prefixing the Relative Pronoun P: to the Preterite. OBSERVATIONS. 1. The Simple Participial forms are used in their verbal as well as in...
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