Verbs edit

There is only one irregular verb in Folksprak: wese. Its present-tense form is er and its past-tense form is was, and its past participle is wesen. Folksprak verbs do not change according to person and number.

  • De hus er grot. (The house is big.)
  • De husen er grot. (The houses are big.)

Past tense edit

Verbs end in -ed in the past tense.

  • De mannen sejed de hund. (The men saw the dog.)
  • De fyr brenned. (The fire burned.)

Passive and Present Perfect edit

The past participle ends in -ed.

  • de sejed hund (the seen dog)
  • de segged word (the spoken word)

In combination with the verb werde the passive mode is made.

  • De dir werd sejed. (The animal is being seen.)
  • De word werd segged. (The word is being spoken.)

In combination with the verb have the present perfect tense is made.

  • De kild hav sejed de hund. (The child has seen the dog.)
  • De mannen hav segged „god dag“. (The men have said „good afternoon“.)

Progressive edit

The progressive form has the suffix -end.

  • de swimmend shipp (the swimming ship)

Infinite edit

The infinite has the suffix -e.

  • swimme (to swim)

Future tense edit

In combination with the verb shølle the future tense is made.

  • De kild shall seje de hund. (The child will see the dog.)
  • De mannen shall segge „god dag“. (The men will say „good afternoon“.)

Modal Auxilary Verbs edit

Modal auxiliary verbs appear directly combined, i. e. without preposition, with an infinite form.

  • Hun mag doe het. (She may do it.)

Modal auxiliary verbs have the stem vowel ø, y or i in the infinitive form. Their past-tense stem vowel is o, u or i. (The present-tense stem vowel is irregular.)

  • kønne (kann), konned (can)
  • kynne (konn), kynned (know (sb./sth.))
  • møge (mag), moged (may)
  • møte (mot), moted (must)
  • shølle (shall), sholled (will)
  • shylle (sholl), shulled (would)
  • shille (shull), shilled (to be supposed to)
  • tørfe (tarf), torfed (to be allowed to)
  • wite (wet), wited (to know)
  • wølle (will), wolled (to want)

Imperative edit

The imperative form is like the infinite without -e.

  • Gæ! (Go!)
  • Wes so god. (Please.)