Reading Progress:

We have looked at:

1. normal verb

2. verb with the suffix -t (can)

3. verb with the suffix -wapka (will)

All Klamath verbs can be present tense or past tense. The context the verb is used in will decide how it should be translated. There are words that I call: Time element words that help to determine how a word is translated.

ona=yesterday

ona ni yayna sle-a. Yesterday I saw the mountain.

Please note that the translation is in the past tense because the Time Element word indicates that the action in the sentence occurred in the past tense.

mbosant=morning or tomorrow

mbosant ni yayna slewapka. Tomorrow I will see the mountain.

The time in which the sentence is placed requires the future tense.

Try it with your sentences!

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