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Derived nouns by prefixation


lelel ‘seeing’
nunu? ‘drinking’
rara? ‘calling’
sasa?p ‘catching’
nanam ‘finding’
susuku  ‘liking’
sesen ‘walking, going’
aaw ‘bringing’
gagasar ‘washing (utensils)’
aapi ‘washing (clothes)’
huhui ‘collecting’
dadal ‘beating’ 

Derived nouns formed by suffixing ni? or ji?

jom - ¸i?



ir -i? or ir-ji? ‘reaper’
idi - i?  or idi-ji? ‘taker’
hui - ni?  or hui - ji? ‘collector’ 

Derived nouns formed by suffixing - i?

ir - tan - i?

‘one who is reaping’
ir - ta?t - i?  ‘one who has reaped’
jom - tan - i? ‘one who is eating’
jom - ta?t - i? ‘one who has eaten’  

Derived nouns formed by suffixing -i, -a, ni with adjectives. -i is suffixed with animate nouns; -a is suffixed with inanimate nouns; -ni is suffixed to derive a abstract nouns.




huiŋ  ‘small’ huiŋ-i ‘smallness’
bugin  ‘good’ bugin-i ‘good’
salaŋgi ‘tall  salaŋgii ‘tallness’
e  h ‘huiŋi heke
this  man small is
‘This man is small’
h maraŋi-i  heke
This man is big’
¸e hona bugini heke

‘This boy is good’

2. -a
huiŋ   small huiŋ-a ‘smallness’
maraŋ ‘big’  maraŋ-a ‘bigness’
ia  a maraŋ-a  heke
‘This house is small’
ia  a maraŋ-a heke
‘This house is big’
phui ‘white’ phui-ni ‘white’
sadma phui-ni heke
The horse is white’



Pronouns may be included under simple nouns which are used in the place of proper nouns. The pronouns may be classified into three: first person pronoun, second person pronoun and third person pronoun. The number of each pronoun may be three : singular number, dual number and plural number. Further, first person dual pronoun and plural pronoun may be exclusive or inclusive. Third person singular pronoun may be divided into human and non-human. No pronoun is marked gender distinction. The classsification of pronouns may be seen in the chart given below:
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