Particle groups



Particles often join together in groups: consider the following individual particles.

nęh

look; say; here, take this

sih

over there

toh

there, that much

gyęh

the one

These individual particles can combine in groups to create new meanings.

nę:gyęh

this

nęh and gyęh

si:gyęh

that (one) way over there

sih and gyęh

to:gyęh

that

toh and gyęh

In contrast, particles that typically join together, such as dęˀhoˀdęˀ what (kind) can be broken up by the insertion of other particles such as hne: in fact, as in the following part-sentence.

dęˀ hne: hoˀdęˀ what, in fact, ...

Another example is the following sentence, in which the particle combination dęˀhoˀdęˀ is interrupted by the particle ni:ˀ I, me.

Haoˀ

dahskro:wih

dęˀ

ni:ˀ

hoˀdęˀ

nęga:gye:ˀ

O.k.,

tell me

what

I

what

I will do something



None: ParticleGroups (last edited 2013-06-02 14:31:21 by LanaWilliams)