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The clitic suffix Ñ oo
when added to verbs expressed doubt about the likelihood of an occurrence.
When this suffix is added to WH-interrogatives, we get what have been referred
to as `indeterminate' pro-forms.
- Íõ×´Ø¿Ô enge-y-oo `somewhere (I don't know where)'
- Í¤½ÜØ¿Ô eppadiyoo `somehow (I don't know how)'
- Í¤½ØÂÔ eppavoo `sometime, at some point; whenever'
- ¿ÔØÀÔ yaaroo `somebody'
- ÍØ»Ô edoo `some (thing)'
- Í¢»×ÆØ¿Ô ettaneyoo `several (I don't know how many)'
- Í¬ÂÄØÂÔ evvalavoo `a lot (I don't know how much).
Sometimes Í¢»×ÆØ¿Ô ettaneyoo is reduplicated Í¢»×º×¿¢»×ÆØ¿Ô
ettaneyettaneyoo to mean `unbelievable amounts; unfathomable quantities;
lots and lots'. ÍØ»Ô edoo may be used adjectivally to mean `some'.
We do not find Íÿ»ØÂÔ endavoo of course, since a Noun must intervene.