This tutorial shows some examples for the conjugation of a common verb using the game to provide the graphics. The blue or black spokes in the images below are the added spokes. The yellow or invisible spokes are not present.FYI: Ideally, you should read this tutorial on a "full sized" device (like a personal computer) and follow along by duplicating the glyphs (on a hand-held device or using the game in a separate tab or window) for each example.
|I|| singular direct self
||author takes ownership of action(s)
|you|| singular direct other
||author directly addresses one listener
|one|| singular indirect self
||author does not take ownership
|it|| singular indirect other
||author refers to person or thing other
|we (I plural)|| plural direct self
||author assumes ownership of group
|y'all (you plural)|| plural direct other
||author directly addresses listeners|
|many (one plural)|| plural indirect self
||author reports (assumed?) group consensus|
|they (it plural)|| plural indirect other
||author refers to people or things other than listener(s)|
|will run once||far-future once||a statement of intent|
|will run repeatedly||far-future many||a statement of optimistic intent|
||far-past once||been there, done that
|ran many times
||not that I'm bragging
|about to run once||near-future once||soon as my shoes are tied
|about to run repeatedly||near-future many||just try to stop me
|just ran once (just finished
||near-past once||but thanks for the offer
|just ran many times (still
||near-past many||and I'm not stopping
The use of the near-past implies that the effect of an action is still being experienced. The death of a child may be a 'near' thing for years. Conversely, the far-past can be used to imply that an action has had little effect on the author, even if it happened in the preceding ten minutes.
And here is the same information in visual form.
This completes our tutorial on verb forms.