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Intent

The commonest intent construction has the structure VB-ԣ laam- nnu + iru.

Ԩ ؽԴԣ Ũ
naan poohalaamnnu irukkreen. `I intend to go.'

In most of these constructions the copula iru can be replaced by the verb ׼ nene `think, hope' without semantic change, except that the constructions with ׼ nene seem to be somewhat more DEFINITE in intent.



Haorld_F.Schiffman