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Consider a sentences like: Ԩ Ť شԿ ؽ naan varrappa, avaru kooyilukku poonaaru. `When I came, he went to the temple.' The phrase Ť 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. ppa is a reduced form of LT ؽ 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 Ǥ appa, ... Verb
The AJP form can be either past or present. For future, many speakers use a more LT-like phrase ؽ varum poodu which uses the future neuter as an AJP before the LT ؽ poodu `time'.



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