Got a question recently in the YouTube comments on Basic Bambara 19 on “Verbs in the past”. Here it is slightly edited:
How do you make constructions with two verbs like: “I can drive”? How would the word order be?
My answer in case it’s helpful:
[…] the short answer is that in general you can string two verbs together (where the first one is a modal verb equivalent to “can”) by placing the second verb directly afterwards, but with the infinitive marker ka preceding it:
N bɛ se
N bɛ se ka taa
‘I can go’