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Polite (honorific) plural.

This form is used when addressing people of equal or higher status, older relatives (father, mother, older siblings), and one's husband. Westerners will probably almost always be safe using this form, except to children or servants. The form of this suffix is -()() (u)ngal This is added to the verb-stem or to any other sentence-final word. Examples: ؽ poonga `please go'; ׶ seyyunga `please do'; vaanga `please come'.



Vasu Renganathan
Sat Nov 2 21:16:08 EST 1996