By REV. DAVID GILMORE, M.A
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Between the houses. round about the house. for my wife's sake, for my wife. on account of this, because of this. about Burma. on the surface of the water. 200. zJ means in. It may govern the objective, or may be used with a secondary noun, like vX. 201. oukR, throughout, and objective. 0;w&H;, round about, govern the 202. vDR, The pupil acts like the teacher. vDR, The pupil does as the teacher does. See §§ 211, 228. CONJUNCTIONS. 203. The Karen language has few conjunctions, supplying their place with phrases which are equivalent to conjunctions.
See § 81. 116. Karen verbs have no inflections, properly so called. The accidents of voice, mood, tense, person and number, are expressed by particles connected with the verb, or are left to be inferred from the subject. VOICE. 117. Three voices may be recognized in Karen; Active, Passive and Middle. 118. eRvDR, I see you, xH. is in the active voice. 119. The formation of the passive voice is peculiar. A few examples will make it clearer than any explanation. , to I am seen. You are seen. Saw Wa is seen.
U'D;, sing again. , [JuhR, come back, emuhR, believe. uG>, to taste. , ymuGHm, to put away. , pXCm, to tie. Ckm denotes that several vJRCkm, to go together. , uG>CDR, to look off. pd indicates that the action is performed uG>pd, to look off (as from a height). , ,u0>pXReR, I will help you paddle. qd, to see before. , I do not put much faith in it. , arrive. , along quickly. , vDRwJm, to fall off. w>, He will go of his own accord. vDR, It will be sure to happen so. , vJRxD, to go up. xD. , to increase.