Participle

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According to Browne, there is a series of "verbid" forms ending in -l. This determiner shoul, however, be analyzed like any other; there is no specific "class" of participles -- we are dealing with verbal complexes behaving like nouns.

This becomes apparent in coordinated structures structures such as St. 14.4-7: taddo pisteueira miššangou-ll-on takka erg-il-lo ("for all who believe in it and follow it"). With the suffix -on coordinating two complex NPs taddo pisteueira miššangou-ll- and takka erg-il-; the whole complex is marked by focus particle -lo. There is no essential difference between the determiner on "all" and on "follow".


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