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Consider a sentences like: ¼Ô¨ ÂçÅ¤½ ÇÂç
Ø´Ô¿Õè¡Þ Ø½ÔÆÔç naan varrappa, avaru kooyilukku poonaaru. `When I
came, he went to the temple.' The phrase ÂçÅ¤½
varrappa is formed by the addition of ppa `when' to the ADJECTIVAL PARTICIPLE.See § xxx for a discussion of different ways to form
this expression. ¤½ ppa is a reduced form of LT Ø½Ôâ poodu
time'. This expresses the notion that the two actions described are, for all
practical purposes, simultaneous, or the first is triggered by the
onset of the other action: `When I came, he went to the temple.'
The structure of the syntax of these phrases is basically:
Verb-sc AJP Ç¤½ appa, ... Verb The AJP form can be either past or present. For future,
many speakers use a more LT-like phrase Âç£ Ø½Ôâ varum poodu which
uses the future neuter as an AJP before the LT Ø½Ôâ poodu `time'.