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My name is Emily Schalk (she/her or they/them pronouns), I'm a Bryn Mawr College junior and a Classical Languages major with a minor in Computer Science. I mostly study dead languages but I'm interested in programming languages too!

The languages I'm interested in working on this semester include

  • Gujarati
  • Tibetan

But I'm also interested in

  • Latin
  • Ancient Greek
  • Sanskrit

Be sure to check out my language selection page as well.

S-suffixes: Default Form

"S-suffixes" is the name that Khan (2016) gives to the set of suffixes that attach to the present tense form of verbs. These suffixes encode the person, gender, and number of the verb's subject. There are two paradigms of S-suffixes. The "default" paradigm discussed in this section is used by all speakers.

The verbal root ܦܬܚ p-t-x 'to open' is inflected in the following ways in the present tense.

ܦܬܚ<vblex><pres><p3><m><sg> ↔ ܦܵܬܹܚ

pátəx 'he opens'

ܦܬܚ<vblex><pres><p3><f><sg> ↔ ܦܵܬܚܵܐ

pátxa 'she opens'

ܦܬܚ<vblex><pres><p3><pl> ↔ ܦܵܬܚܝܼ

pátxi 'they open'

ܦܬܚ<vblex><pres><p2><m><sg> ↔ ܦܵܬܚܹܬ

pátxət 'you (m.) open'

ܦܬܚ<vblex><pres><p2><f><sg> ↔ ܦܵܬܚܵܐ

pátxa 'you (f.) open'

ܦܬܚ<vblex><pres><p2><pl> ↔ ܦܵܬܚܝܼܬܘܼܢ

patxítun 'you (pl.) open'

ܦܬܚ<vblex><pres><p1><m><sg> ↔ ܦܵܬܚܹܢ

pátxən 'I (m.) open'

ܦܬܚ<vblex><pres><p1><f><sg> ↔ ܦܵܬܚܵܢ

pátxan 'I (f.) open'

ܦܬܚ<vblex><pres><p1><pl> ↔ ܦܵܬܚܵܚ

pátxax 'we open'