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Purépechan is a very agglutinative language, meaning that the words in the language are made by stringing together morphemes. A large portion of the agglutination happens in the verbs. Adding suffixes to the words can help users express locative, directional, causative, voice/valency, desiderative, adverbial, third person plural object, aspect, tense, irrealis, mood, and person and number.  
 
Purépechan is a very agglutinative language, meaning that the words in the language are made by stringing together morphemes. A large portion of the agglutination happens in the verbs. Adding suffixes to the words can help users express locative, directional, causative, voice/valency, desiderative, adverbial, third person plural object, aspect, tense, irrealis, mood, and person and number.  
 
A few examples we:
 
A few examples we:
kw’i<v><pprs><sub/ass><p1><sg> ↔ kw’ixakani
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kw’i<v><pprs><sub/ass><p1><sg> ↔ kw’ixakani
  
 
eshé<v><pprs><pres><1/2ind><p1><sg> ↔ eshéshakani
 
eshé<v><pprs><pres><1/2ind><p1><sg> ↔ eshéshakani

Revision as of 22:39, 4 March 2021

Purépechan Grammar

Parts of Speech

Verbs

Purépechan is a very agglutinative language, meaning that the words in the language are made by stringing together morphemes. A large portion of the agglutination happens in the verbs. Adding suffixes to the words can help users express locative, directional, causative, voice/valency, desiderative, adverbial, third person plural object, aspect, tense, irrealis, mood, and person and number. A few examples we: kw’i<v><pprs><p1><sg> ↔ kw’ixakani

eshé<v><pprs><pres><1/2ind><p1><sg> ↔ eshéshakani

jwá<v><perf><past><3ind> ↔ jwáspti


  • singular
  • plural
  • determinants
  • verbs
  • roots
  • aspect
  • tense
  • ireealis
  • mood
  • person and number