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Swabian

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Introduction

Swabian is one of the Alemannic dialects of High German. It is spoken in Swabia, a region which covers much of Germany's southwestern state Baden-Württemberg, including its capital Stuttgart, the rural area known as the Swabian Alb, and Bavaria. Swabian is also spoken by part of the Danube Swabian minorities in Hungary, former Yugoslavia, Romania, and the former Soviet Union.

The verb

Sample Verbs

 due? vb. do; 
1. 1. sg. ind. pres. due;
2. 2. sg. ind. pres. duesch;
3. 3. sg. ind. pres. duet;
4. 1. pl. ind. pres. dent;
5. 2., 3. pl. ind. pres dent;
6. cj. pres. dädsch;
7. imp. sg. dues;
8. pret. cj. (cond.) däd;
9. part. pret. dao .

gange? vb. walk slowly;
1. 1. sg. ind. pres. gang;
2. 2. sg. ind. pres. gôsch;
3. 3. sg. ind. pres. gôht;
4. 1. pl. ind. pres. ganget;
5. 2., 3. pl. ind. pres ganget;
6. cj. pres. gange;
7. imp. sg. gang;
8. pret. cj. (cond.) gange;
9. part. pret. gange .

han? vb. have;
1. 1. sg. ind. pres. han (ha);
2. 2. sg. ind. pres. hôsch;
3. 3. sg. ind. pres. hôt;
4. 1. pl. ind. pres. hend;
5. 2., 3. pl. ind. pres hen;
6. cj. pres. han;
7. imp. sg. hab;
8. pret. cj. (cond.) häb;
9. part. pret. ghet .

kenne? vb. can
1. 1. sg. ind. pres. kã;
2. 2. sg. ind. pres. kãsch;
3. 3. sg. ind. pres. kã;
4. 1. pl. ind. pres. kennt;
5. 2., 3. pl. ind. pres kennet;
6. imp. sg. kennt;
7. pret. cj. (cond.) kennt;
8. part. pret. konnt .

kenne? vb. know; recognize;
1. 1. sg. ind. pres. kenn;
2. 2. sg. ind. pres. kennsch;
3. 3. sg. ind. pres. kennt;;
4. 1. pl. ind. pres. kennet;
5. 2., 3. pl. ind. pres kennet;
6. imp. sg. kenn;
7. pret. cj. (cond.) kennt;
8. part. pret. kannt .

laufe? vb. go;
1. 1. sg. ind. pres. lauf;
2. 2. sg. ind. pres. laufsch;
3. 3. sg. ind. pres. lauft;
4. 1. pl. ind. pres. laufet;
5. 2., 3. pl. ind. pres laufet;
6. cj. pres. laufe;
7. imp. sg. lauf;
8. part. pret. gloffe;
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sae? vb. be; exist;
1. 1. sg. ind. pres. bi;
2. 2. sg. ind. pres. bisch;
3. 3. sg. ind. pres. isch;
4. 1. pl. ind. pres. send;
5. 2., 3. pl. ind. pres sen;
6. cj. pres. wäsch;
7. imp. sg. sae;
8. pret. cj. (cond.) wär;
9. part. pret. gwä .

sage? vb. say;
1. 1. sg. ind. pres. sag;
2. 2. sg. ind. pres. sechsch;
3. 3. sg. ind. pres. secht;
4. 1. pl. ind. pres. sage;
5. 2., 3. pl. ind. pres saget;
6. cj. pres. dädsch sage;
7. imp. sg. sag;
8. pret. cj. (cond.) sechsch;
9. part. pret. gsait .

saue? vb. run;
1. 1. sg. ind. pres. sau;
2. 2. sg. ind. pres. sausch
3. 3. sg. ind. pres. saut
4. 1. pl. ind. pres. sauet;
5. 2., 3. pl. ind. pres sauet;
6. cj. pres. gsaut;
7. imp. sg. sau;
8. pret. cj. (cond.) gsaut;
9. part. pret. gsaut .

solle? vb. shall;
1. 1. sg. ind. pres. sott;
2. 2. sg. ind. pres. sottsch;
3. 3. sg. ind. pres. sott;
4. 1. pl. ind. pres. sottet;
5. 2., 3. pl. ind. pres sottet;
6. cj. pres. dädsch solle;
7. pret. cj. (cond.) sottsch.

welle? vb. want.
1. 1. sg. ind. pres. will;
2. 2. sg. ind. pres. willsch;
3. 3. sg. ind. pres. will;
4. 1. pl. ind. pres. wellet;
5. 2., 3. pl. ind. pres wellet;
6. cj. pres. welle;
7. imp. sg. welle;
8. pret. cj. (cond.) wollt;
9. part. pret. gwollt .

wisse? vb. know;
1. 1. sg. ind. pres. woes;
2. 2. sg. ind. pres. woesch;
3. 3. sg. ind. pres. woes;
4. 1. pl. ind. pres. wisset;
5. 2., 3. pl. ind. pres wisset;
6. cj. pres. wisse;
7. imp. sg. wisse;
8. pret. cj. (cond.) wüssd;
9. part. pret. gwisst.

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