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‘(sub) did not come sometimes’
‘will eat sometimes’
‘write sometimes’

The person markers are prefixed to verbs in the following examples. ne- is used for first person exclusive, i ~ e- for first person inclusive, na- for second person and a- for third person. These are pronominal forms.

When the subject pronoun and the person marker are identical, the subject is deletable and is indicated by the person marker itself.
ne laphan ne-nidok ]  
naphan ne-nidok ]
‘I like him’
la nephan a-nidok
‘he likes me’
latum nephan a-nidok
‘they like me’

The person marker in the verb is optional with an infinitive subordinate clause and obligatory otherwise.

netum an coji (ne) niha
‘we like to eat’
ne kamkeklemji ne-niha
‘I like doing work’
In the following, the person marker corresponds to the object pronoun. The object pronoun is deletable along with the case form if the person marker and the object pronoun are identical.
la ne-phan (ne)-la ]
la nela ]
‘he looks at me’
latum nephan ne-arjup-po ]
latum ne-arjup-po ]
‘they will ask me’
Non-finite Verbs

A non-finite verb does not complete a sentence and it requires a finite verb to complete the sentence.

Past Participle

The past participle form of verb indicates that the action mentioned by the non-finite verb is anterior to the action mentioned by the finite verb. It is expressed by adding -ra when the finite verb takes the imperative and by adding -chi otherwise. The subjects in the main and subordinate clauses are the same.
     vara kitap porhino
     ‘having come, read the book’
     damra an conon
     ‘go and eat the meal’


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