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Weak verbs (with futures in Â v form the causative this way. Strong
verbs, with future markers in ¤¤ pp, have a causative formative ¤½Õ
ppi. Both then become members of Class VI.
- ×»ÀÕ teri `know'
×»ÀÕÂÕ terivi `cause to know, make known, teach, inform'
- Çí¤ä anuppu `send'
Çí¤äÂÕ anuppuvi `cause to send, dispatch'
- ½Ü padi `study'
- ½Ü¤½Õ padippi `cause to study, teach'
For some speakers, these kinds of derived causatives are appropriate only for
a literary style of Tamil; others use them in ST, too.
Sat Nov 2 21:16:08 EST 1996