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tensity of the state or action, or so on, to the meaning or either of the constituents. Given below are a few examples :
/úi/ ‘dog’
/á:r/ ‘fowl, poultry’
/úià:r/ ‘domestic animals’
/fà:kdí/ ‘eatables’
/d:ndí/ ‘drinkable’
/fà:kdí d:ndí/  ‘food etc.’
/phú/ ‘relatives’
/cá/ ‘plumes of birds’
/phú lé cà/ ‘related persons’
/cí/ ‘seed’
/kúo/ ‘trough’
/cílè kùo/ ‘kith and kin’, ‘persons of same clan’
concluding Remarks 
From the above it is seen that the compound formation is a very productive morphological process in Hmar. It substitutes inflection - both nominal and verbal - in many realisations, compound formation is usually resorted to. It is, however, important to know the word order and the internal modification of the constituent words.
Syntax  4
On the basis of forms (=structures) and functions the sentences in Hmar, as in many other languages, could be classified into various categories. The structural classification concerns the internal make up of the sentences. If a sentence consists of a single unit of NP+VP, it is a simple sentence. If it consists of more than one unit of NP+VP and one of the units depends on the other for the realisation of the meaning then it is a complex sentence, and if a sentence is made up of more than one unit of NP + VP and each of the constituent units of NP + VP is complete in itself and not dependent on the other, but one co-occurs with another for some co-referential purpose then it is a compound sentence. In other words, a simple sentence is made up of a single clause, a complex sentence is of a main clause and a subordinate clause, complex sentence is of a main clause and a subordinate clause and a compound clauses. The number of constituents is not a deciding factor for labeling a sentence as simple, complex or compound. A simple sentence could be as small as a verb alone or as large as a unit of 10 to 12 words. Some simple sentences manifest embedding of adjectival clauses by relativisation. Structuarry, compound sentences are more nearer to simple sentences.

The functional configuration concerns the semantic effect of the sentences on the addressee. Thus functionally, a sentence could be a statement of facts for information of the hearer, or a question to which the addressee has to respond to or a command including a request to which the addressee has to respond to by performing some






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