Upper Sorbian Grammar

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The conditional is used first of all to express a condition under which an action described by the sentence's verb that stands in the indicative could be realised, for example:

Ja njeby měł wjele pjenjezy, hdyž by był wučer.

I wouldn't have a lot of money if I were a teacher.

The conditional is also used in other functions, for instance it may express a purpose of an action, for instance:

Póńdu do Budyšina zo bych kupił całtu.

I will go to Budyšin to buy a bun.

The conditional is made out of the auxiliary conditional form of the być je verb followed by the Ł-participe.

A vocal stem verb: wzać wozmje pf. to take

singular dual plural

1 masc. bych wzał bychmoj wzałoj bychmy wzali

fem. bych wzała

2 masc. by wzał byštej wzałoj byšće wzali

fem. by wzała

3 masc. by wzał byštej wzałoj by wzali

fem. by wzała

neut. by wzało

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