verb conjugation

In English, verb conjugation involves changing the verb ending: I eat, she eats etc. In Changana the verb ending doesn’t change but only the prefix before the verb.

English Changana  
Igo(mina)nafamba
yougo(wena)wafamba
he/shegoes(yena)wafamba
wego(hina)hafamba
yougo(nwina)mafamba
theygo(vona)vafamba

The Changana personal pronouns Mina, Wena, Yena in brackets are usually not used. Only the verb prefixes (na, wa, ha etc.) are needed for verb conjugation.

 

Present Continuous (“ing” form)

To conjugate verbs in the Present Continuous Tense is very simple. All that changes is the verb prefix. Have a look at the below table:

English  Changana  
Iamgoing(mina)nofamba
youaregoing(wena)wofamba
he/sheisgoing(yena)wofamba
wearegoing(hina)hofamba
youaregoing(nwina)mofamba
theyaregoing(vona)vofamba