Past participle of auxiliary verbs in Schiermonnikoogs/Eilauners

Written by Dyami Millarson

The past participles (as well as past tenses) of the auxiliary verbs in Eilauners/Schiermonnikoogs are frequently used:

  • Ik hew/hie it dwaan motten, I had been obliged to do it, or I should have done it.
  • Ik hew/hie dat dwaan wúed, I have/had wanted to do that.
  • Hy het dat jammer genooch net mooimetje mocht, he has unfortunately not been allowed to experience that (intended meaning: he passed away before he could experience that).
  • Ik hie dat net eerder dwaan kúed dan snieuwn, I would not have been able to do that earlier than Saturday.
  • Ik hie neut blyder wazze kúed, I could never have been happier.
  • Ik hew neut in eeuwr wazze wúed, I have never wanted/desired to be someone else.
  • It het/is neut eeuwrs wein (either the auxiliary verbs wazze, to be or hewwe, to have may be used to form the past perfect of wazze, to be), it has never been different.
  • Ik hew neut in hieuwn haun, I have never had a dog.
  • It het/hie sò wazze motten, it has had to be that way, or it had to be that way.
  • Dò biste got wezzen, you have become (so) big.

In all the instances above with modal verbs, the Dutch language uses the infinitive instead of the past participle, which may be confusing at first to those who master the Dutch language and wish to acquire the language Schiermonnikoogs/Eilauners.


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