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derived from the past participle of the verb ½Ô¯ paar
`see' and literally means `having seen' but used with certain
verbs, notably verbs such as ¶ÕÀÕ, ciri, `laugh', Ø´ë
keelu `ask', ×´Ô×Á kole `bark' and other
`psychological' verbs involving the senses and perception, it
means `direct the attention toward', i.e. `laugh, bark, etc. AT s.o.'
- ÇÂ×Æ ½Ô¢â Ø´¥¹ÔÄÔ avane paattu keettaalaa? `Did
she listen to him?'
- ¼Ô¿Õ ´Ô¡´Ô×¿ ½Ô¢â ×´Ô×Á«¶â naayi
kaakkaaye paattu koleccadu `the dog barked AT the crow'.
- Þç¹¨ »Õç¹×Æ ½Ô¢â ¶ÕÀÕ«¶Ô¨ kurudan tirudane paattu
ciriccaan `The blind man laughed at the thief'
(rather than `The blind man looked at the thief and
laughed').It is clear, however, that ½Ô¢â paattu does not
mean `see' literally in such examples since the subject of
the verb can even be Þç¹¨ kurudan `blind
man' which semantically cannot occur with ½Ôç paaru