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When is e used before a word?

11/8/2018, 11:33:59 PM

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From what I understood it is a vocative particle before a noun, and makes an infinitive when before a verb.

11/9/2018, 12:02:29 AM

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Infinitive and imperative.

11/10/2018, 3:20:58 AM

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You are quite right; I thought one word and typed another. The infinitive particle is 'ke'.

Having looked into this a little more, I can say that 'e' is also a marker of imperfective aspect (usually with 'ana' after the verb), and an agentive particle preceding a noun or pronoun in passive constructions using verb 'ia. There might well be other uses, too.

11/10/2018, 6:12:24 AM
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