A Papago Grammar by Ofelia Zepeda

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26. a. 'A'al 'o 'i:ma cicwi n-we:big. 1 The children are/were b. 'I:ma 'o cicwi ii-we:big g 'a'al. J playing behind me. 27. a. Hegam 'o gadhu dadhâ ki: eda. 1 They are/were sitting b. Gadhu 'o dadhâ ki: eda hegam. J in the house. In most cases the shorter form of the locative can be substituted for the longer form. 28. a. 'I 'o daha g Mali:ya. Mary is/was sitting right here. ) 29. a. Klisti:na 'o 'am 'oimed. T Christina is/was walking b. 'Am 'o 'oimed g Klisti:na. J around over there. 30. a. Husi 'o 'an ke:k.

Uwi 'O ha-kegcid g mimsa. b. Ha-kegcid 'o g mimsa g 'uwi. c. 'Uwi 'o g mimsa ha-kegcid. The woman is/was cleaning the tables. 17. a. Mimstol 'o ha-huhu'id g gogs. b. Gogs 'o g mimstol ha-huhu'id. c. Ha-huhu'id 'o g mimstol g gogs. The dog is/was chasing the cats. Note that only a plural object of the verb causes ha- to be added to the verb. A plural subject in a sentence does not cause ha- to be added to the verb. Sentences (18) and (19), for example, have plural subjects and singular objects; the verbs do not have the ha- prefix.

A. 'Ali 'o 'an wo'ikud da:m wo'o kc ko:s. b. Ali 'o 'an wo'o kc ko:s wo'ikud da:m. The child is/was lying on the bed and sleeping. 15. a. Husi 'o 'am m-we:big ke:k. b. Husi 'o 'am ke:k m-we:big. Joe is /was standing behind you. 16. a. Gogs 'o 'an ha-hugidan wo'o. b. Cogs 'o 'an wo'o ha-hugidan. The dog is/was lying next to him (her, it). 17. a. \ The cats are/were i ,, , i w . r sitting on top of b. Mimstol o an dadha ma:gina da:m. J the car. 18. a. Ju:kı 'o 'ab t-wui him. b. Ju:kî 'o 'ab him t-wui.

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