Languages

Sardinian, Campidanese

Fact corner

  • Language: Sardinian, Campidanese
  • Alternate names: Campidanese, Campidese, Sardu, South Sardinian
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:sro
  • Language family: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Southern, Sardinian
  • Number of speakers: 500,000 (Language use: Vigorous)
  • Script: Latin

Introduction

Sardinian Campidanese is a Romance language spoken and written on the island of Sardinia (Italy). Since 1997, the island's languages (including Sardinian) have been recognized and protected by regional and national laws.

Several written standards, most recently the Limba Sarda Comuna (Common Sardinian Language), have been created in an attempt to unify the different variants of Sardinian.

The verb

The Sardinian Campidanese' verb is conjugated in

  • 3 moods: indicative, subjunctive, and imperative;
  • 2 tenses: present and imperfect (past);
  • 2 numbers: singular and plural;
  • 3 persons.

Conjugation of the Regular verb 'cantare'

Indicative Present
Sg.1kantu
Sg.2kantas
Sg.3kantat
Pl.1kantaus
Pl.2kantais
Pl.3kantant(a)
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