Imperatives in Nrit
|From:||Shreyas Sampat <nsampat@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 18, 2001, 12:26|
Okay. In Nrit there are two ways to form infinitves - via nominalization,
and by way of a subjunctive construction.
The nominalization can simply nominalize the verb, or it, too, can be a
subjunctive that suggests that there be an agent or object of an action.
from the verb <nio> we get
ni:azha = the seeing
nio:r kasta: = seen-thing let-it-be
niu:~ln kasttsu~n seers you-should-be
With subjunctives, we can say <sitti~n eskane niokS@tsu~n>, "y'all should
look at that".
I'm wondering if this is too clunky. Only the first form, with the -zha
and i-mutation, is at all compact.