Simple Past

Simple past tense is irregular in Malayalam. It is difficult to make conjugation rules for past tense.

Simple past forms of  verbs with roots ending in iq, eq, q can be formed by removing the ending and adding iccu, eccu or ccu.

If the root ends in a hard consonant like θθ , mm , m , ll  or ļļ , simple past is usually formed by adding i to the root.

Here is a table of simple past tense of some common verbs.

kazhiquka (to eat) kazhiccu
knuka (to see) kaņdu
pkuka (to go) pyi
kļkkuka (to hear) kttu
varuka (to come) vaňňu
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