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tallu `distributive', `riddance', `exdeixis'

The main verb that this AV is derived from is tallu `push, shove.' In addition to its basic aspectual notion implying completion, tallu also gives the notion that an action `got rid of' something; this may range from the satisfaction of having cleaned up some sort of mess to that of giving all one's wealth to the poor. There is also the notion that the recipients of this distribution are unspecified. That is, a sentence like Ծ ӻ ״ Ԩ raaman pustahangale koduttu tallinaan `Raman gave away his books' will not have a dative-marked recipient. Verbs marked with tallu, though in themselves completive, may have completive (v)idu attached, for good measure, especially in the past tense.



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