ABSTRACT

Verbs are then divided into five groups according to the nature of their Primary Base.

(i) Base ending in a consonant: TTY , WI . gar-, bas-(ii) Base ending in the vowels -á and -i: M-khá-, - já-, f' - - di-

(iii) Base of one syllable ending in the vowel -u: U:,-dhu-, -ru - (iv) Base of more than one syllable ending in the vowels -a and -u: f 14-birsa-,

_5-duhu-(v) Base ending in the vowels -au, and -iu: Ø-pathau-, 3T17-au ¶y - piu-

Verbs belonging to groups (iii), (iv) and (v) also have a secondary base which is discussed in Lesson 9. 4. The affirmative suffixes of the Simple Indefinite Tense are as follows:

I sing. (TT) -u, 2 sing. ( 4 ) -4.9.'-j 3 sing. LGH (3. etc.) -7§

1 plur. ( 5i 41 etc.) -Ø

2 MGH ( f etc.) -0 3 MGH, plur. (3, 3) -Ø

There are also four special feminine suffixes: 2 LGH - ‘L-1 3LGH -Ø 2 MGH -1 3 MGH R

It will be noted that the suffixes of the Simple Indefinite are identical to the forms of U given in Lesson 3.