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Conjugating the verbs from the Little Czech Primer.
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Sova
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PostPosted: 02-Mar-07 19:16  Reply with quote

wer wrote:
Eleshar wrote:
Form "bydlejí" is not correct...

I also prefer the form bydlí, but I respect bydlejí as well. And I'm not alone.


So it looks like pravidla.cz got it right!
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PostPosted: 03-Oct-07 19:37  Reply with quote

You thought it wasn't going to happen, didn't you? Wink I finally added it to the site, after many fits and starts in the months since this thread.

http://czechprimer.org/words/verbs/

In order to provide credit where credit is due, I've linked back to this site, this forum, and this thread from my about page.
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PostPosted: 03-Oct-07 20:56  Reply with quote

goodness Owen, it looks awesome. Thanks for the hard work. I'm sure there are many of us that will benefit from it.
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PostPosted: 03-Oct-07 21:42  Reply with quote

I found some mistakes in the primer - conjugated perfective verbs are translated in present tense while they should be translated as future.

kupovat - kupuji = I buy/am buying (correct)

while

koupit - koupím = I will buy (you have "I buy" which is not a correct translation)
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PostPosted: 03-Oct-07 23:11  Reply with quote

Thanks Eleshar, I'm not surprised I'm making a mistake there. I don't have a very good understanding of the concept (although I found this article to help me). Does koupim necessarily imply a future action?
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PostPosted: 04-Oct-07 9:29  Reply with quote

Yes, it does (well there are some more complicated cases but those are largely irrelevant: narrative future, gnomic future).
There is no way, in which a verb designing single action terminated in a single point of time could exist in present.
Languages using perfective aspect (perfective, not perfect aspect!) almost never use it together with present (let it be Latin or Ancient Greek).
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PostPosted: 04-Oct-07 17:47  Reply with quote

That's great Owen. Job well done.
Linking visual images to words they say really aids in the memorization.
So it is very helpful.
Very creative.
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