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The Conditional Preterite is also used for the Future.   It is as follows ;-
L OT^f   dekhtdm.

2.  OHj^tK dekhtdy.
$&$$    dekhte.

3.  (Hon.)

Conditional Present.

1.  flfft   (KiW.

2.  OTWt (OTV) <k~*A$-
OF*    dekh.

3.  Cf^H dekham (honorific).

The sound of the 0* in dekham is very much like the sound of the Russian

Periphrastic Present.

jditesi, not qdchchi.

2. *li^t>k J&ttSw or Tfet^[ 'jditrdy, etc*
or Tfes Joi^f^ etc.

etc.,         etc.





In Western Sylhet the form is ftf? ^itj etc.


It is the same as in regukr Bengali except in the honorific person, e.^.,
(bas\te)} to sit.

^ ^    itti Ja, sit.

(pronounced baw-o).
aplini lain or

Do not sit (to an inferior)
fpTJFf opAni takes the 3rd person honorific of the verb.   The feminine of c? (c*D
he (w)f he, is ^ <ai, she,
^ft*t faiw is equivalent to ftfq1 Wm. JTt-a jfearai famf what does he do ? Its
plural is $t^i t&fard, tffcl ^^ tain tdin> and even t^ral titwrd, according to locality.
The last form is not considered correct, though it occurs in petitions, sfr tan is the
genitive and oblique case of 05 he, he, and of ^ tdi> she. Some derivative pronominal
form are, ^^rftf Slay, this way; frfa K&% that way ; ?CTI Acrwd, there; GRTI
when wrl f^iZa or wwfl WW5> then ; ^fif or ^?rhf Jwlay or iww^y, where ;