d-d-d-PREFIXd-class absolutive argument

Indicates that the absolutive argument (the subject of an intransitive verb or the object of a transitive verb) belongs to the d-noun class, which roughly speaking consists of stick-like things.

Examples containing this affix:

nudulat

(1)
Dzihtelnudulat.
boardit [d-class] is floating around
The board is floating around.

(2)
Bunghundinyez̲.
lakeit [d-class] is long
The lake is long.

(3)
Ooyundinzoo.
her songit [d-class] is beautiful
Her song is beautiful.

(4)
Tat̲s̲idincha.
wavesit [d-class] is large
The waves are high.

(5)
Dzihteldughelh.
boardhe is planing
He is planing the board.

Related Words:   Affixes


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