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Inan. ) that has been filled out using the verb wachOn. /central/pl. u- wach6n -uq-unA-w -uq-unft-(w)6(w)-ash uwach6nuqunftw, 'it keeps them' uwach6nuqunftbash, 'they keep them' Below is the bare skeleton for the TA2 (inan. /central/pl. -ug-un-ash -uq-un 1 nu2 ku-uq-un -uq-un-ash -ug-un-ash -uq-un 3 wu1p nu-uq-una-n -uq-una-n6n-ash -uq-una-n6n-ash -uq-un a-n 12 ku2p -uq-una-waw-ash -uq-una-w ku- . - 61 TA4 There are separate theme signs for verbs when the situation is that the subject and object are first and second person respectively.

As 30 we know, the third person forms take a w ending and this is the same with peeytw. Because the third person form ends in w, this forces a change on the final vowel of the stem, peey6 from &to a. We see the same thing happening in examples like: (51) peeyawak 'they come, are coming' peeyawah 's/he (obv) comes, is coming' This change will pattern the same way in all AI stems which have 3 for a final. Next, consider the following for the verb stem 6 Al, 'go to' (52) nut6m neekut, 'I am going to my house' kut6m keekut, 'you are going to your house' Aw weekut, 'she is going to her house' note: The verb stem 6, 'go to' must be used with a locative noun which indicates the place to where the subject is going.

These are expected changes to TI2 verbs when we use the absolute. Next, consider the absolute form when the subject is plural. ) owns shoes' The central endings, which indicate that the subject is plural, are the same endings we saw in the TI1 verbs. Keep in mind that some of the -ws of the central endings can optionally be dropped from pronunciation. ) have' If you look at these two forms, you will see that the central ending marking second person pluralkutaht&mwuw- has lost the first -w in kutaht6muw.

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