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How marking verbs with number changes meaning.
This public article was written by Desnimucra, and last updated on 22 Nov 2020, 23:26.

[comments] Menu 1. 1. How often. 2. 2. How many times. Within Alisu, verbs do not agree with the subject or object. Because of this verbs can be declined to give them unique meaning. Verbs marked with number have two different meanings.

[top]1. How often.

Verbs marked with number other than singular show how often the action happens.
Verb-DU means that the action happens often.
Verb-PL means that the action happens a lot / all the time.

Example with wôn(eat):
I eat. becomes An wôn. /an wun/
I eat often. becomes An wônôn. /an wunun/
I eat a lot. / I eat all the time. becomes An tawôn. /an tawun/

[top]2. How many times.

Verbs marked with number other than singular and followed by a number show how many times the action happened or will happen or is happening(independent of tense).
Verb-SG + di(one) /di/ means that the action happened once.
Verb-DU + ji(two) /ji/ means that the action happened twice.
Verb-PL + ki(three) /ki/ means that the action happened thrice.
etc.

Example with wôn(eat):
I ate once. becomes An wôni di. /an wuni di/
I ate twice. becomes An wônu ji. /an wunə ji/
I ate thrice. becomes An wônil ki. /an wunil ki/
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