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[DEHAI] TgriNa GRAMMAR (8)
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Goitom Ahferom (@germany.net) [Author Profile]
Wednesday, December 17, 1997 02:36 PM PST
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selam dehaiers,

Forming questions
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I just want to add something important towards the
another way of forming question by adding ' diyu'
after the noun at the end and to use the usual question
intonation like : mem'h'r diyu? ^Is he a teacher?.
What I want you to add is that there is a conjugation
form for 'diyu', as 'diyu' implies to the third person
singular. 

The conjugation is as follows:
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Singula *
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*
1. Person diye? am I? *
2. Person diKa? are you? *
2. Person f. diKi? are you? *
3. Person m. diyu? is he? *
3. Person f. diya? is she? *
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Plural *
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*
1. Person dina? are we? *
2. Person diKum? are you? *
2. Person f. diKin? are you? *
3. Person diyom? are they? *
3. Person f. diyen? are they? *
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Formal *
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*
2. Person m diKum? are you? *
2. Person f. diKin? are you? *
3. Person m diyom? are they? *
3. Person f diyen? are they? *
*
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Goitom 
Bonn Germany

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