BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Breton bout, bud, but, from Proto-Celtic *butā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (to be, become). Cognate with Cornish bos and Welsh bod.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bezañ

  1. to be

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

Three different forms are used in the 3rd person indicative present:

  • The form zo is used when the subject is placed directly before it, and it is always preceded by the particle a (ex: an den a zo bras = the man is big).
  • The form eo is used when the subject is anywhere but not before it. It is never preceded by any particle (ex: bras eo an den = big is the man).
  • The form eus is usually preceded by the particle ez and means there is (ex: un den ez eus = there is a man).

InflectionEdit