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Another kind of intent construction involves
the use of the verbal noun (cf. § 6.5) plus the adverbial marker È(²)
-aa(y) plus the verbs Éç/×¼×Æ/×¶Ô§è iru, nene, sollu, and
some others. There is no quotative ýá -nnu in these
Since this construction is equivalent syntactically to the S- +
ýá nnu constructions, sometimes the meaning of VERBAL NOUN + aa + VERB is not INTENT but simply an embedding
construction, such as the following, where ×½Ô²×¿ âÚ¡´Õ Ø½Ôà poyye
tuukki poodu means `fabricate a lie (that ...)' followed by the
phrase that represents the falsehood.
- ¼Ô¨ Ø½ÔÅ»Ô Éç¡ÞØÅ¨
naan pooradaa irukkreen
`I intend to go.'
- ½º£ »çÅ»Ô ×¶Ô¨ÆÖõ´ØÄ
panam tarradaa sonniinkalee
`But you said you would give the money! '