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׶ԧ sollu as a performative verb.

When ׶ԧ sollu `say' is used with certain nouns, a number of performative verbs are formed.gif

  1. ׽Բ ׶ԧ poy sollu `tell a lie'

  2. է ׶ԧ badil sollu `answer, retort, reply'

  3. ׶ԧ vara sollu `order (s.o.) to come; summon' Ԩ ׶Ԩƨ naan avane vara sonneen ordered him to come, I summoned him.'

  4. ޢ ׶ԧ kuttam sollu `blame, accuse' ͨ ե׹ ޢ ԧ? niinga en-kitte kuttam solriingalaa? you putting the blame on me?'



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