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In English we have 12 tenses and they tend to follow the rules

In Spanish there are 14 (some argue 15)

I was curious how many there are in the languages you are learning?



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This made me a littel sad because I honestly don't know how many tenses there are in my language. T__T

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ikaymoreno wrote:
This made me a littel sad because I honestly don't know how many tenses there are in my language. T__T
Technically speaking, the answer is zero. There are 4 aspects though - infinitive, completed, incompleted and contemplated.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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leosmith wrote:
ikaymoreno wrote:
This made me a littel sad because I honestly don't know how many tenses there are in my language. T__T
Technically speaking, the answer is zero. There are 4 aspects though - infinitive, completed, incompleted and contemplated.


Never heard of those. Will Google them to know more. :) I also can't recall any lesson for Filipino tenses. Huh. Found this online though.


https://owlcation.com/humanities/Filipino-Verbs-and-Tenses

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ikaymoreno wrote:
Never heard of those. Will Google them to know more. :) I also can't recall any lesson for Filipino tenses. Huh. Found this online though. https://owlcation.com/humanities/Filipino-Verbs-and-Tenses

Unfortunately the author is trying to shoehorn Tagalog into english-like grammar; she's labeling aspects as tenses, which unfortunately happens a lot with Tagalog. This post explains it much better imo:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Tagalog/comments/91uzg8/aspect_or_tense/

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Could you explain it to me Leo ? In Arabic they use past prent and future only but again the aren't really tenses as we catagorize them is contemplated similar to if (this). Then I would that ? Or am I completely off the mark

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leosmith wrote:
ikaymoreno wrote:
Never heard of those. Will Google them to know more. :) I also can't recall any lesson for Filipino tenses. Huh. Found this online though. https://owlcation.com/humanities/Filipino-Verbs-and-Tenses

Unfortunately the author is trying to shoehorn Tagalog into english-like grammar; she's labeling aspects as tenses, which unfortunately happens a lot with Tagalog. This post explains it much better imo:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Tagalog/comments/91uzg8/aspect_or_tense/


Thanks! :)

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
Could you explain it to me Leo ? In Arabic they use past prent and future only but again the aren't really tenses as we catagorize them is contemplated similar to if (this). Then I would that ? Or am I completely off the mark

I can't speak for Arabic, but if it's similar to Tagalog, the link I gave above would do a better job of explaining than I could.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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I did read your links but it makes zero sense to me 

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leosmith wrote:
ikaymoreno wrote:
This made me a littel sad because I honestly don't know how many tenses there are in my language. T__T
Technically speaking, the answer is zero. There are 4 aspects though - infinitive, completed, incompleted and contemplated.



What are these in Tagalog?

do the right thing even when nobody is watching

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Michelle.Batan wrote:
leosmith wrote:
ikaymoreno wrote:
This made me a littel sad because I honestly don't know how many tenses there are in my language. T__T
Technically speaking, the answer is zero. There are 4 aspects though - infinitive, completed, incompleted and contemplated.


What are these in Tagalog?


I don't remember covering tenses in Filipino. We discussed parts of speech, vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions. Do you remember it being discussed?

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ikaymoreno wrote:

This made me a littel sad because I honestly don't know how many tenses there are in my language. T__T


I know about our verb tenses way back in high school...they were called "pangnagdaan" "pangkasalukuyan", and "panghinaharap". But I don't know if it has been updated or changed now because it has been more than 10 years now...hehe

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I asked my daughter who's in junior high and she also can't recall covering Filipino tenses. :P

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