Englisc/20 Common Verbs

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Infinitive common forms Examples
wesen ic em I am
þu ert you are
he was he was
he is gewesen he was/has been
it wære it would be

Wes still! Be quiet!
Weseþ bidde so friendlic! Would you be so kind!
Ic em't. It's me.
Hu wære't mit anem Bier? How about a beer?

haben ic habe I have
þu hafst you have
he hafþ he has
ȝiȝ habeþ gehafd You had/have had
wiȝ hæfden we would have

Hab þic na so! Don't make such a fuss!
He hafþ nane Teid. He has no time.
If ic nur þat Geld hæfde. If I only had the money.

werðen ic werðe I become
þu wirst you become
he is geworden he became
it warþ it became
it wurde.. it would...

werðe! become!
werðeþ Ȝiȝ! become!
It wirþ derk. It's getting dark.
Scie wirþ us wreiten. She will write us. (future)
Þe Brief wurde gewritten. The letter was written. (passive)

kunnen ic kann I can
þu kannst you can
he kuðe he could
Ȝiȝ kunneþ you can
No imperative
He kann Englisc. He knows English.
Ic ne habe it secgen kunnen. I couldn't say it.
þurfen ic þarf I must/have to
þu þarfst you must
he þarf he must
scie þorfte she had to
wiȝ þurfeþ we have to
No imperative
Ic ne þarf. I don't have to.
He þarf to Berlin. He has to go to Berlin.
moten ic mot I may
þu most you may
he moste he was able to
Ȝiȝ moteþ you may
No imperative
He mot inkommen. He may come in.
Ic ne moste hje seen. I wasn't allowed to see them.
willen ic will I want to
þu willst you want to
he wolde he wanted tp
Ȝiȝ willeþ you want to
No imperative
He will an niwe Handy. He wants a new cell-phone.
Ic ne wolde gan. I didn't want to go.

willen magen witten maken scullen haten secgen gan seen gifen kumen læten finden beleifen nimen bringen

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