Languages

Sardinian, Gallurese

Fact corner

  • Language: Sardinian, Gallurese
  • Alternate names: Gallurese, Northeastern Sardinian
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:sdn
  • Language family: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Southern, Sardinian
  • Number of speakers: 100,000 (Language use: Threatened)
  • Script: Latin

Introduction

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

Gallurese is influenced by Corsican and Tuscan varieties of Italian.

There are 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 Gallurese' verb is conjugated in

  • 4 moods: indicative, subjunctive, conditional, and imperative;
  • 4 tenses: present, preterite, imperfect, and future;
  • 2 numbers: singular and plural;
  • 3 persons.

Conjugation of the Regular verb 'amare'

Indicative Present
Sg.1amu
Sg.2ami
Sg.3ama
Pl.1amɛmu
Pl.2ameti
Pl.3amani
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