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Other pairs are distinguished by a
contrast between stems with a nasal consonant plus homorganic stop in the
intransitive versus no nasal but double consonant stop in the
- »Õç£ä tirumbu (intr.): `return, come back'
- »Õç¤ä tiruppu (tr.) `return (s.t.), bring back'
Sometimes there are verbs where the semantic relationship is obscured
historically, as in:
âÚõÞ tuungu `sleep' vs. âÚ¡Þ tuukku `lift'
The semantic relationship here may have originally been âÚõÞ
tuungu `hang, be suspended' (e.g. in a hammock) vs. âÚ¡Þ tuukku
`hang, suspend something' (e.g. hang up a hammock).
Sat Nov 2 21:16:08 EST 1996