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Simultaneous negative plus iru : durative negative.

The negative adverbial participle (Vb + ׾ aame ) when followed by the verb iru in its `stative' meaning, is equivalent to the English `to persist in not doing (something)' or `to continue' or `keep on not doing such-and-such':

Ψ ׾ ee2 panam anupp-aame irukkriinka `Why do you continue to not send money?'

This semantic complex is the negative equivalent of verbs with ե kittiru `durative':

մե panam anuppi-kittiru- kkrinka `you continue to send money'.



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