First, we need a verb. "To be" will do for the time, one of the more complicated verb-forms in English. It appears as "am," "are," "be," "been," "is," "was," "were," (archaic: "art," "being," "wert") all depending on who is talking and the time that's being referred to. In Mot'ish, it's all much more simplified.
|I am||I, now||ea'beun'tu|
|I was||I, recent past||ea'beun'mi|
|We will be||We (incl), near future||si'beun'fe|
|They were||They, distant past||tu'beun'ea|
|Everyone always is||Everyone, ongoing||mo'beun'mo|
The prefix is always the subject, and the suffix is always the tense. Sandwiched in the middle is always the verb-base, which itself doesn't change.
Mot'ish is a language focused on quantification, perspectivism, and descriptivism, in that order. In English, there a many words similar to "to be" which make learning the language more difficult. In Mot'ish, you can add descriptivism by adding trailing System words (due in a future discourse), which can be both adverbs and adjectives, but instead of having one verb for "to be" and others for "to become," "to exist," "to live," and "to mean," all of those verbs fall under "beun."
Next time, we'll start looking at more verbs, and the 100 most common verbs in the English language (whcih is a much shorter list in Mot'ish).
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