Languages

Sardinian, Logudorese

Fact corner

  • Language: Sardinian, Logudorese
  • Alternate names: Central Sardinian, Logudorese, Sard, Sardarese
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:src
  • Language family: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Southern, Sardinian
  • Number of speakers: 500,000 (Language use: Threatened)
  • Script: Latin

Introduction

Sardinian Logudorese 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.

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 Logudorese' verb is conjugated in

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

Conjugation of the Regular verb 'domare'

Indicative Present
Sg.1dɔmɔ
Sg.2dɔmas
Sg.3dɔmat
Pl.1dɔmamus
Pl.2dɔmadɛs
Pl.3dɔmant
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