Verbs



Many Cayuga verbs describe an action or activity like running or yawning; the action can either be volitional (that is, voluntary; like running) or nonvolitional (that is, involuntary; like yawning).

But Cayuga verbs don't just describe actions. For example, adjectival verbs describe states, like being happy, or being red. Other Cayuga verbs describe the position of an object. Some verbs even seem more like nouns; they can describe kinship relations like my mother, or your older sister, or concepts like farmer, horse, etc.

So how do you know that, for example, an 'adjectival verb' is a verb, and not an adjective? Well, no matter what function they perform, all verbs have two things in common:

The various parts that make up a verb (that is, the prefixes, stems, and suffixes), are introduced in the CayugaDNA page.

The types of Cayuga verbs are described in the following pages:



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