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A Statements of wish, desire Infinitive (Admonitive) INF Non-subordinate ra . . A Unrealized, hypothetical, contrary to fact statements Infinitive INF Subordinate ra . . IND 35 GRAMMATICAL OVERVIEW Person and number. Pronominal agent and patient prefixes occur immediately following the modal prefixes [table 7:11, 12, 15]. Skiri distinguishes two persons–first and second–as well as three numbers–singular, dual, and plural. In both the dual and plural numbers there is a further distinction between inclusive (including the person spoken to) and exclusive (excluding the person spoken to) [table 7:11-12, 15].

Reflexive and reciprocal (REFL). B + ut- PREV + iirik ‘see’ + -Ø PERF & Negatives. Although there is a negative indicative mode that parallels the indicative mode, other modes, including the indicative, require or optionally use one of several negative prefixes that precede them [table 7:8]. The negative prefixes, together with meaning and modal co-occurrence restrictions, are given in table 13. Table 13. POSS) Negative possession Subjunctive (non-subordinate) karii . . NEG) Emphatic negative Assertive, Contingent, Absolutive 41 GRAMMATICAL OVERVIEW Interrogatives.

IND 35 GRAMMATICAL OVERVIEW Person and number. Pronominal agent and patient prefixes occur immediately following the modal prefixes [table 7:11, 12, 15]. Skiri distinguishes two persons–first and second–as well as three numbers–singular, dual, and plural. In both the dual and plural numbers there is a further distinction between inclusive (including the person spoken to) and exclusive (excluding the person spoken to) [table 7:11-12, 15]. There is, in addition, an obviative (OBV) prefix ir- that designates an indefinite third-person agent or a reversal in third-person agent and patient [table 7:13].

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