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The honorific suffix Ëõ´(ª)
(u)nga(l) is often added to non-verbs in sentence-final position:
É§×Áõ´ illenga `no, Sir/Madame'; È¾Ôõ´ aamaanga `yes,
Madame/Sir; ½¢â ¾ºÕæõ´ pattu maniyunga `It's 10:00,
Sir/Madame'. This is a special feature of western dialects (Coimbatore,
Salem). The morphophonemic -Ë- u may be deleted after a vowel. The
morphophonemic ª l is present if a question marker -È? aa?
or other clitic is present: Çþß ¾ºÕæõ´ÄÔ? anju maniyungalaa?
`(Do you mean/is it) 5:00, Madame/Sir?'
Sat Nov 2 21:16:08 EST 1996