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Extra resources for A Grammar of the Sgaw Karen
The verb vJR, to go, is often used with the object w>. 115. In Karen, a verb which can take an object generally does take one. w>, I see. See § 81. 116. Karen verbs have no inflections, properly so called. The accidents of voice, mood, tense, person and number, are expressed by particles connected with the verb, or are left to be inferred from the subject. VOICE. 117. Three voices may be recognized in Karen; Active, Passive and Middle. 118. eRvDR, I see you, xH. is in the active voice. 119. The formation of the passive voice is peculiar.
CJudmwEGH, next week. cJudmwvg, next month. , next year. (2) By the use of the prepositions vX and ql. Of § 164. The most common of these are -vXcH
See §§ 202, 228. INTERJECTIONS. 212. The Karen language has numerous interjections, for which consult the dictionary. PARTICLES. 213. Most of the particles have been treated under the various parts of speech. A few which cannot be so treated to advantage are described here. They are used at the end of sentences to indicate the character of the sentence. AFFIRMATIVE PARTICLES. 214. vDR is used with simple affirmatives. oX. implies that the statement is a matter of course. ,Xm implies assent or concession.