Pronominal prefix selection in incorporating positional verbs
This page describes pronominal prefix selection for incorporating positional verbs. You might want to review the following preliminary concepts or definitions first.
Noun incorporation and prefix 'switching'
When nouns are incorporated into positional verbs, the pronominal prefix of the positional verb is sometimes changed from the original. For more on this topic, see the introduction to positional verbs.
Three very frequent positional verbs
Three of the positional verbs occur very frequently and for this reason, pronominal prefix selection for these verbs is described in greater detail. The verbs are listed according to their stem (how they appear at the end of the word):
-yęˀ, -ęˀ, -yędǫˀ, -ędǫˀ, -yędǫnyǫˀ, -ędonǫyǫˀ to exist, be lying on the ground, etc.
-o be standing, etc.
-ǫ be attached, etc.