VTI

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Transitive Inanimate (TI) verbs are verbs that have an inanimate object. (All verbs with an object of any kind have an animate subject by default). These verbs are further divided into two conjugation classes. Each conjugation class has its own set of verb endings, although the main difference lies in which series of sounds begins the ending. Examples of the conjugation classes include nestm, 'I understand it' (class 1 or -m class), and nemitu'nn, 'you see them (inanimate)' (class 2 or -tu class). Each conjugation class has 14 possible combinations of subjects (7) and objects (2) for the present indicative, which are given below, along with their negative counterparts.

Note to editors: separate pages for each conjugation paradigm may be added later.

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[edit] Conjugation Class 1: -m class

[edit] Present Indicative

VTI Conjugation Class 1: -m class
↓subject / object→ 0SG 0PL
1 -m -mann
13 -meg -megl
12 -mu'gw -mu'gwl
2 -mn -mnn
2PL -moq -moql
3 -'g -'gl
3PL -mi'tij -mi'titl

[edit] Negative Present Indicative

VTI Negative Conjugation Class 1: -m class
↓subject / object→ 0SG 0PL
1 -mu -muann
13 -mueg -muegl
12
2 -mu'n -mu'nn
2PL -muoq -muoqol
3 -mug -mugl
3PL -mu'tiwgw -mu'tiwgwl

[edit] Conjugation Class 2: -tu class

[edit] Present Indicative

VTI Conjugation Class 2: -tu class
↓subject / object→ 0SG 0PL
1 -tu -tuann
13 -tueg -tuegl
12 -tu'gw -tu'gwl
2 -tu'n -tu'nn
2PL -tuoq -utoqol
3 -toq -toqol
3PL -tu'tij -tu'tijl

[edit] Negative Present Indicative

It may be noted that many of these are exactly the same as the regular present indicative, above. They are able to be distinguished, however, because these forms are always preceded by the negative particle mu.

VTI Conjugation Class 2: -tu class
↓subject / object→ 0SG 0PL
1 -tu -tuan
13 -tueg -tuegl
12 -tu'gw -tu'gwl
2 -tu'n -tu'nn
2PL -tuoq -tuoqol
3 -tugw -tugwl
3PL -tu'tigw -tu'tiwgl
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