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Concessive + -e WORDS.

If a -e word (WH-interrogative) is followed by a verb in the concessive, we get clauses which translate in English as `no matter wh-' or `wh-ever' or `any old wh-':

ͤ Ԣ Ƨ ؽ eppa paattaalum jannal pakkam naalu peeru kuudi ninnu mayamaa-taanee irukkraanka. `Whenever you look, a bunch of people are crowded around the window.'

The phrase ͤ Ԣ eppa paattaalum has assumed the meaning of `always' or `every time you look' or `every time you turn around' or simply `often'.



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