"It does not rot"


August 11, 2018



Shouldn't it be "it didn't rot"? As it has "li"

August 11, 2018


this is one of those irritating words they give out of context when they know very well verbs have syllables that indicate noun classes. In this case, it's indicating that the subject noun being referred to is in the noun class 'Li/Ya' hence why the syllable '-li-' is used.

'It didn't rot' would be 'Halikuoza', again if the noun class is 'Li/Ya'. Usually verbs in the affirmative use the past tense syllable '-li-' while those in the negative use the syllable '-ku-' coupled with the prefix 'ha-'. e.g.

Aliandika - Hakuandika

Walituona - Hawakutuona

August 12, 2018


So the -li- means the subject is a noon from the ji/ma class?

March 21, 2019


-i suffix indicates present tense negation. Therefore the entire verb prefix indicates the noun class(es) that could be creating this compound. 'Hali' is a Ji/Ma noun subject concord.

But, without an actual clue to which Noun this is connected to, I don't know how you would GUESS this solution.

February 19, 2019
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