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Southern Sotho Grammar - Conditional Mood

Hi Southern Sotho learners! 😊
In today's lesson, we will be exploring the conditional mood in Southern Sotho. We will look at how to form sentences in the conditional mood, as well as some examples of how it is used. By the end of this lesson, you should have a good understanding of the conditional mood in Southern Sotho.

With the completion of this lesson, consider investigating these related pages: Future Tense, How to Use Have & Pronouns.

Forming Sentences in the Conditional Mood[edit | edit source]

The conditional mood is used to express a hypothetical situation or an event that could happen in the future. In Southern Sotho, the conditional mood is formed by adding the suffix -a to the verb stem. For example, the verb stem for "to go" is -leka, so the conditional form would be -lekaa.

Examples[edit | edit source]

Here are some examples of how the conditional mood is used in Southern Sotho:

  • If I had enough money, I would buy a car - Ke nna ke le teng, ke lekaa go feta mokhoro.
  • If I had known, I would have gone - Ke nna ke sa dihlopha, ke lekaa go feta.
  • If I had the time, I would help you - Ke nna ke le tlase, ke lekaa go tsamaea.

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