Dig – -ʼndawat-


stawat                  Dig (spoken to one person)


s-                     imperative + 2nd person singular agent – you (s)

[1]tawat            verb root – dig + imperative aspect



ahaʼndawat           He dug.


a-                     factual

-ha-                  masculine singular agent – he

-ˀndawat          verb root – dig + punctual aspect



yaʼndawahs          She digs


ya-                   feminine-zoic singular agent – she

-ˀndawa-          verb root – dig

-hs                   habitual aspect



hutindawatih         They (m) are digging.


huti-                 masculine plural patient – they (m)

-ndawat-          verb root – dig

-ih                    stative aspect


haˀndawastaˀ       He digs with it, a shovel, his shovel.


ha-                   masculine singular agent – he

-ˀndawa-          verb root – dig

-st-                   causative-instrumental root suffix

-aˀ                    habitual aspect


[1] With certain verb roots that begin with -nd- the imperative changes that combination to a -t-.

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