Auxiliaries & Modals

Auxiliary and modal verbs are used in a variety of ways. Primarily, they are used to form the tense structure of Trigedasleng, but there are other ways to use them. The future tense, for example, is also used for "in order to" phrases and dynamic modality ("I can"). Trigedasleng also fails to distinguish perfect tenses, and uses only a simple past tense.

    Present tense: no auxiliary

  • ai fis em op "I heal him"
  • Past tense: don

  • ai don fis em op "I healed him"
  • ai don fis em op "I have healed him"
  • ai don fis em op "I had healed him"
  • Future tense: na

  • ai na fis em op "I will heal him"
  • ai na fis em op "I can heal him"
  • ai don fis em op na sis oso au "I healed him in order to help us"
  • Passive aspect: ge

  • ai ge fis op "I get healed"
  • ai ge fis op "I am healed"
  • Progressive: ste

  • ai ste fis em op "I am healing him"
  • ai don ste fis em op "I was healing him"
  • ai na ste fis em op "I will be healing him"
  • Modality: beda and souda

  • ai beda fis em op "I should heal him"
  • ai souda fis em op "I must heal him"
  • ai beda don fis em op "I should have healed him"
  • Question negation: din

  • din yu don fis em op? "didn't you heal him?"
  • din yu na fis em op? "won't you heal him?"
  • din em ge fis op? "isn't he healed?"