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When is e used before a word?

November 8, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahau.3

Infinitive and imperative.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

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.

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