Dig

Dig – -ʼndawat-

 

stawat                  Dig (spoken to one person)

[stah-wat]

s-                     imperative + 2nd person singular agent – you (s)

[1]tawat            verb root – dig + imperative aspect

 

 

ahaʼndawat           He dug.

[ah-hah-an-dah-wat]

a-                     factual

-ha-                  masculine singular agent – he

-ˀndawat          verb root – dig + punctual aspect

 

 

yaʼndawahs          She digs

[yah-an-dah-wahs]

ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – she

-ˀndawa-          verb root – dig

-hs                   habitual aspect

 

 

hutindawatih         They (m) are digging.

[hoo-teen-dah-wah-teeh]

huti-                 masculine plural patient – they (m)

-ndawat-          verb root – dig

-ih                    stative aspect

 

haˀndawastaˀ       He digs with it, a shovel, his shovel.

[hah-an-dah-wah-stah-ah]

ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-ˀndawa-          verb root – dig

-st-                   causative-instrumental root suffix

-aˀ                    habitual aspect

 

[1] With certain verb roots that begin with -nd- the imperative changes that combination to a -t-.

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