A Grammar of the Galla Language

A Grammar of the Galla Language

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...(probably into tsh) has been avoided, and the z employed, in which manner the concluding radical remains apparent., n, 1' "" The Galla has two participles, one of which is the participle of the present and narrative past tense; it is inflected through all the six persons, and provided with a special form for the feminine; and it is capable therefore of a precise application in the sentence. The second is the past participle, corresponding with the perfect and pluperfect of the Latin. 153. The first evidently consists of the I. preterit (aorist) tense and the particle ti affixed, the persons of this tense remaining entirely unchanged; except that in the i" pers. sing. the personal pronoun ani, I, is appended, whereby the t in ti is lost; thus ademe-t(i)-ani becomes ademetani. 154. Great care, however, must be taken with these participial forms, not to mistake them for cases where the postp. ti, as the sign of a case, is appended to the verb instead of the noon, and thus engendering forms which have exactly the same sound as these participial forms. This most frequently lakes place in inserted relative sentences, as: nu bia kana himbekneti gargara walalle, as we did not know the. country, we wandered about. Here himbekneti is a participle with the negation: we not knowing etc."; but, izan bia nu himbekneti na gezani, they led us into a country we did not know. In this sentence the ti appended to himbekneti is properly the sign of the case belonging to the subst. bia, viz. the postp. ti, to, in, and nu himbekne is merely a simple not a relative sentence, but which, for the reason that it is determined, and placed between bia and the sign of its case (ti), becomes a relative sentence, (see num. 249. 5.) 155. The...show more

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