A Generative Grammar of Afar by Loren Bliese PDF

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John 5:3; missi 'la 'sinn-uk without parables imperfect participle, John 16:19). amba'e-e 'sinni 'waar (John 5:24) other than that which you received, end-inf without life, eternal life 42 A Generative Grammar of Afar 1 1 ku taa 1ma ak 1 k-e sinni taa 1ma-t 1 ma-taamit-in your work become-inf without work-by neg-work-impera Don't work by work without becoming (which has not become) your work. Don't do anything which is not your duty. (Parker, 1974b:50) 1 1 tu a 1 1 1-e s inn i 1 num a 1 b-a-m 'ma-1 i nothing have-inf without man do-he,impf-nom neg-has A man without having anything does not have what he does.

Gea-a-u t-aaai 'ge go-you-subjun you-know You know how to go. 'gea-u e-eee'ge go-I,subjun I,perf-knew I knew how to go. The complement in this case does not indicate aspect, and the change in matrix verb does not produce a change in the complement either. 3 above takina direct object noun phrase complements with the nominalizer -Vm. However, when eeeeg has the meaning know how, as in the above examples, it is an intransitive verb which may take a sentence Gomplement. The complement is put in the subjunctive with -u, the same as with duud or aica be able.

Gea-a-u t-aaai 'ge go-you-subjun you-know You know how to go. 'gea-u e-eee'ge go-I,subjun I,perf-knew I knew how to go. The complement in this case does not indicate aspect, and the change in matrix verb does not produce a change in the complement either. 3 above takina direct object noun phrase complements with the nominalizer -Vm. However, when eeeeg has the meaning know how, as in the above examples, it is an intransitive verb which may take a sentence Gomplement. The complement is put in the subjunctive with -u, the same as with duud or aica be able.

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