"Tusile"

Translation:We should not eat

November 27, 2017

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Is this correct? Shouldn't it be 'tusikule'?

November 27, 2017

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It's correct. The -ku- disappears in this instance.

The -ku- is only there to take the stress whenever the second last syllable would be something that cannot take the stress. Syllables that can't take the stress are:

-na- present
-li- past
-me- perfect
-sha- "already"
-ta- future
-nge- "would"
-ngali- "would have"
and the relative markers -ye-, -o-, -lo-, -cho-, -vyo-, -po- etc.

November 27, 2017
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