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Re: prefix trick (RE: Aw: Re: adverbials)


----- Original Message -----
From: "DloraH" <>

> > what is the prefix trick?
> We start with something like:
> taj Danob - You gave the knife
> (Da-  you-it)
> ok.  Whom did you give it to?
> Let's say you gave it to me:
> jIHvaD taj Danob - You gave the knife to me.
> /nob/ still gets /Da-/, the "it" still being the knife.
> jIHvaD - I am the beneficiary of the action.
> Prefix trick:
> taj chonob - You give me the knife.
> /taj/ is still the object of /nob/, but now the prefix is /cho-/ [you-me].
> This is used only in first and second person constructions.

KLBC: I understand that it is the way it is but I just have a query re the
latter statement:
Does it only apply to 1st & 2nd person constructions because MO has said
that or because that's as far as canon examples and understanding have

> DloraH, BG


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