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In some cases, the infinitive can
be used to expressed simultaneity. This is very common in LT and less so in
- ÇÂ¨ ÂÀ ¼Ô¨ ¶Ô¤½Õ¥¥´Õ¥ÜçÿØ»¨ avan vara, naan saappittukittirundeen. `As he came, I was eating.'
- ¼Ô¾ Ðýá ×¼×Æ¡´ ¼¹ÿ»â ØÂ×Å ÐýºÔ Ø½Ô«ß naama onnu
nenekka, nadandadu veere onnaa pooccu. `All the time we were
thinking one thing, but what happened was something completely different.'
This use of the infinitive can be replaced by adjectival participle plus
Ç¤½ -appa in most cases:
ÇÂ¨ ÂçÅ¤½ ¼Ô¨ ¶Ô¤½Õ¥à´Õ¥ÜçÿØ»¨ avan varrappa, naan saappittukittirundeen. `When he came, I was eating'