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HILDA KOOPMAN (2001). ON THE HOMOPHONY OF PAST TENSE AND IMPERATIVES IN KISONGO MAASAI..

URL: http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/koopman/Maasai/imperatives_and_past_tense.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 200&langcode=mas (2018-12-17).

 

Example #1:

    ta- nap- a
    ta- carry- a
    `Carry him/it/them'
Example #2:

    a- ta-nap- a
    1sg- ta-carry- a
    `I carried him'
Example #3:

    a. t-np-
    ta-carry-a
    'carry !'
Example #4:

    a. mbot-o
    call- o
    `Call him'
Example #5:

    a. aa - nap
    I-you-carry
    `I will carry you'
Example #6:

    b. k-      ta-nap- a
    He-you ta-carry-a
    `He carried you'
Example #7:

    (29) a. -    t-rk- a -kar
    3sg- ta- black-a sg.f.-water(nom)
    `The water became black' and not: *the water was black
Example #8:

    b. - t apa n- kar
    3sg black ago sg.f-water
    `the water was black a long time ago'
Example #9:

    (30) a. a- t-nyor-a
    1sg-ta-love-a
    `I fell in love' and not: *I loved
Example #10:

    b. - t- yew- o
    3sg-ta- want- a
    `He has come to want it' and not: *he wanted it
Example #11:

    (33) -ta-                 nap-      a        tn                   n-kerai
    3sg-ta.past- carry- past mother-(nom)                     s.f.D-child(acc)
    'The mother carried the child'
Example #12:

    (34) - ta-         nap- a        n-krai        tn
    3sg-ta.past- carry-past s.f.D-child(acc) mother (nom)
    'The child was carried by the mother'