Muai - Grammar - Nouns and Verbs
In Muai, nouns and verbs are derived from the same roots.
tenk- : root related to the verb to teach
tenki : teacher
tenku : pupil
tenko : to teach [a pupil]
tenke : 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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