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Re: usage of type-7 aspect suffix {-pu}

McArdle (mcardle09@yahoo.com)



--- Doq <doq@embarqmail.com> wrote:

> ...
> (chenmoH is an  
> action verb, not a stative one -- it would be
> stative without the - 
> moH)
> ...

I don't understand this.  I don't know how {chen} is
used in canon (other than as part of {chenmoH}), but
it's defined as "build up, take form" and this doesn't
seem like a stative concept to me.  Isn't taking form
(unlike "having form") an active process rather than a
state?

-- mI'qey


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