Dene

Grammar Guide

Part B: The Verb

11. Partial Verb Chart
We have now studied orders of prefixes which occur ahead of the verb stem; viz., the modal prefix, the subject pronoun, and the classifiers. These can be illustrated as seen in the following chart.

   
Mode
Subject
Classifier
Stem
thiøbes ‘I boiled it’
the
I
ø
bes
hestsagh ‘I am crying’
he
s
none
tsagh
nädher ‘You are staying’
none
ne
none
dher
náwasá ‘I will go’
wa
s
none

The prefix na in the last two words, does not occur in any of the positions listed.

 
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