Difference between revisions of "Miskito/Grammar"

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In Miskito, the determiner follows the noun rather than precedes it like in English. In Miskito, ba and na are used as articles interchangeably depending on the proximity of the noun. "Na" is used if the noun is closeby. For example,
 
In Miskito, the determiner follows the noun rather than precedes it like in English. In Miskito, ba and na are used as articles interchangeably depending on the proximity of the noun. "Na" is used if the noun is closeby. For example,
  
* {{morphTest|aras{{tag|n}}{{tag|det}}|aras ba}}
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* {{morphTest|aras{{tag|n}}{{tag|det}}|aras ba}} if the horse is distant, or
 
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* {{morphTest|aras{{tag|n}}{{tag|det}}|aras na}} if the horse is nearby.
If the horse is distant, or
 
 
 
* {{morphTest|aras{{tag|n}}{{tag|det}}|aras na}}
 
 
 
if the horse is nearby.
 
  
 
==Verbs in past tense==
 
==Verbs in past tense==

Revision as of 14:42, 4 March 2021


Nouns

In Miskito, the determiner follows the noun rather than precedes it like in English. In Miskito, ba and na are used as articles interchangeably depending on the proximity of the noun. "Na" is used if the noun is closeby. For example,

  • aras<n><det> ↔ aras ba if the horse is distant, or
  • aras<n><det> ↔ aras na if the horse is nearby.

Verbs in past tense