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     na vachi porhenaji
     ‘having come, you should read’
     ne an codetpen  megjalo
     ‘having eaten rice, I slept’
     an copeta?etpen la ri carchamlo
     ‘having completely finished eating rice,
     he washed his hands’
     vara kitap porhinon
     ‘having come, read book’
     an cora inon
     ‘eating rice, sleep’
     la vachi colo lapen megjalo
     ‘he went, ate and slept’
     ne kedam-pen la valo
     ‘as soon as I went, he came’
The contra-propositional conjunction is bonta ‘but’ and it conjoins two sentences of which the second is a denial of some inference that is based on the first. The other forms are bonchita, chita and kintu.
     ne conaji apotlo bonta ne cocedet
     ‘I had to eat but I did not eat’
     etum damnaji apotlo bonta damun?edet
     ‘we had to go but did not go’
The Complex Sentence
The complex sentence consists of one main clause and one subordinate clause. The subordinate clause in Karbi are discussed below.

It is formed by adding aphan or pu ‘for’ to the future form of the verb or to the verbal noun.
      ne la ciluji aphan laroy dam ]
      ne la ciluji pu laroy dam ]
     ‘I go to the river to wash’
      ne arni vata lakapalu aphan laroy
      lochey ponlo
      ‘I use to take the horse to the river for washing’

The infinitive clause is expressed by the future form of the verb.
     ne vali ne niha
    ‘I like to come’
     ne megjaji neniha
    ‘I want to sleep’
     laan coji aniha
    ‘he likes to eat rice’


The conditional clause indicates that the action mentioned by the finite verb takes place only if the condition mentioned by it is met with. It is expressed by adding -te, achonte to the verb.
     nacolote ne dampo
     ‘if you eat, I shall go’
     ok dote an come
     ‘if there is meat, the meal is good’

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