Verb conjugations (present tense)

TeSbaH 'la-khir,

as there is no lesson on this topic, I’d like to ask a few questions. There is a basic pattern for conjugations in Wiki’s article on Darija, but that still leaves a lot of question marks.

  1. If ka-nekteb means “I’m writing”, would ma-nektebsh be correct for “I’m not writing”?

  2. Trying to apply this - would “I speak” be ka-neHdar? If so, are the following correct: ka-teHdar, ka-tHadri, ka-yeHdar, ka-teHdar, ka-nHadru, ka-tHadru, ka-yHadru??

  3. What would the negation sound like? (ma-neHdarsh?)

Shukran,

The Peace Corps Manual (sometimes, on this site, referred to as the PCM) on Moroccan Arabic is highly recommended.
It is available free on friendsofmorocco.org/learnarabic.htm

You’ll find answers to your questions there.

Oh, thanks! Seems to be a useful page. The specific part on present tense verbs seems to be inaccesible, unfortunately :huh:. But there’s a lot of other useful stuff - shukran Lise_c.