Muai - Grammar - Nouns and Verbs

In Muai, nouns and verbs are derived from the same roots.

For intance:

: root related to the verb to teach
tenki : teacher
tenku : pupil
tenko : to teach [a pupil]
: to be taught by [a teacher]

So, the suffix -i marks the potential agent noun, -u marks the potential patient noun, -o marks the agent-to-patient order verb and -e marks the patient-to-agent order verb.

Finally, there's the "suffix" that is not properly a suffix because it marks the continuity of the root to form a "compound root". For instance, fiehi is female and himanti is human, so fieha-himanti, or fiehahimanti, is woman.

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