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WH-interrogatives + aavatu.

This suffix makes things is less doubtful than oo; it implies that whatever it is that is not clear will eventually be clear, or specificity is not required at this point.

ͻ edaavadu also can function as a kind of indeterminate adjective: ͻ edaavadu oru aalu `some guy or other (it doesn't matter)'. This contrasts with yaaroo oru aalu `some guy, I don't know anything about him.'



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