the high priestess of profundity (bobdole) wrote in linguaphiles,
the high priestess of profundity

Navigating the Slavic verb system.

For those of you who have studied a Slavic tongue as a foreign language, how did you master the verb system? I'm currently studying Bulgarian, and this native English speaker is drowning in a sea of verb aspect pairs.

I know that I need to learn the verb pairs by heart, and I'm searching for something (perhaps in vain) to ease the process. Are there a reasonably finite number of patterns/groups that these pairs fall into? Apologies for the potentially unsophisticated question, but the Bulgarian language learning materials I have do a mediocre job of illuminating the issue. Any tips for a mental map to impose order on the chaos? Thanks :)
Tags: bulgarian, slavic

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