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/hú    ìnhm    n    rh/
(come) (quick)    (not)    (+ imperative)
‘don’t come quickly’
An adverb of place also prefers to occur at the beginning of the sentence but it could be shifted elsewhere also. In imperative sentences the subject NPs as usual get deleted and the sentences look like VPs only. Therefore no tree-diagram is needed.
/láihí    hú      rh/
(here)  (come)  (+ imperative)
‘come here’
/hú rh láihín/
‘come here’

/sn   káfè     táh/
(there)  (I)(go)  (+ past)
‘I went there’
/ká    fè    tàh   sn/
‘I went there’
A sentence containing fully developed NPs and VPs will appear as under:
Hmar also manifests sentences structures where one sentence is inset in the other. But the realisation of such structures is very simple. The clause (or, sentence) which is embedded precedes the main clause (of, sentence). The following examples could be seen:
(come) (we) (+ fut) (say) (they) (say)
‘they say (that) I will come’

zíek        kà    tìh         tì       ká     hrìl
(write)   (I)   (+ fut)   (say)   (I)   (say)
‘I say (that) I will write’
The clause /hú kàn tìh/ in the first example is embedded in the main clause /án hrìl/ ; similarly, the clause /zíek kà tìh/ in the second example is embedded in the main clause /ká hrìl/. /ti/ also






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