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Derived causatives.

In modern Spoken Tamil a newer causative stem formation process is becoming more common. Under this process a new stem is derived from the past stem of another verb, e.g.

Note that although the past stem of padu `feel' is patt rather than ࢢ padutt-, the causative is formed on the past stem of padu `lie', a Class VI verb, but used as the causative of padu `feel' also.



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