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what are me verbs or mem verbs or something

what do mem/me verbs do? example punya becomes mempunyai what is the difference between the meanings of the words

February 22, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/XavierLamb9

Punya is the root word of mempunyai. Like lari is the root word of berlari. I suggest that you should use this app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.easyindonesiagrammar It goes into detail about how prefixes and suffixes can make different verbs and adjectives.

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/XavierLamb9

So you can use this back to back along with Duolingo to get an idea of how most of the words here function. :)

February 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/indo_0912

Thanks :)

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia

Me- = active

Di- = passive

Me-kan = active and transitive (a noun must follow it)

Di-kan = passive and transitive

Memper- = active with increased quality

Diper- = passive with increase quality

Me-i = active, causative, and transitive

Di-i = passive, causative, and transitive

"Me" has different conjugations depending on the root word:

Me- precedes "front of mouth" sounds (l, m, n, r, w, and y)

Men- precedes "roof of mouth" sounds (c, d, j, and t*)

Meng- precedes vowels (a, e, i, o, and u) and "back of mouth" letters (g, h, and k*)

Mem- precedes "lip" sounds (b, f, p*, v)

Meny- replaces 's'

*These letters are replaced by men-, meng-, and mem- respectively.

Semoga sukses ya. :)

March 2, 2019
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