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THEORY: Subject: Re: Subject: Re: THEORY: Verbs go irregular before our very eyes!

From:Kala Tunu <kalatunu@...>
Date:Saturday, November 10, 2001, 7:13
Kala Tunu wrote:

> Is there any link between these Maori -ia and Tahitian > infinitive suffix/preposition "hia"/"ia"? > I read that New Zealand was the last island settled by > Polynesians.
John Cowan wrote: Alas, I have no clue. These verbs live in splendid isolation inside my knowledge network. ------------------------------- sorry, i mistyped "infinitive" for "passive". hia/ia is the passive tag right after a verb or preposed to the agent. Mathias