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Why is the future tense almost completely regular in Portuguese?

Most of the "tenses" of the modern Romance languages are inherited directly from Latin, and so have had plenty of time to accumulate irregularities (and indeed many existed even within Latin)...
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Could English fracture into a family in the future

Sure, it's entirely possible. There are already quite a lot of different dialects of English, with varying degrees of mutual intelligibility. And you can certainly draw a family tree of them and their ...
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Example of a language with a future tense that's always required for future time reference

A candidate language is Logoori. IMO the reason why it is a candidate is that it doesn't seem to have a bare present tense. There is a habitual tense and an immediate past tense, which do the heavy ...
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Example of a language with a future tense that's always required for future time reference

Riffian always uses a particle "ad" in combination with a particular inflectional verbal morphology (unmarked form) to express future events. For example: ad ccex FUT eat.1P.FUT I will eat ccix ...
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Timeline of future/conditional in Latin and Romance languages

The Conditional and Neo-Future are present in the vast majority of the Romance languages. To my knowledge the only Romance languages which lack them are Sardinian and the various Balkan Romance ...
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