Unit 1: Stage 9 Diverse Functions of Topic/Subject Particles

 

nǔn (ǔn): topic particle
ga (i): subject particle

Ma-i-k'ǔl-ssi-nǔn ch'wi-mi-ga mwǒ-ye-yo?
 
Ma-i-k'ǔl-ssi-

nǔn

Possessive Marker
(in this case)

ch'wi-mi-

ga

Subject Particle

mwǒ-ye-yo?
 
possessive relationship = Mike's ch'wi-mi

P'ol-ssi-nǔn k'i-ga k'ǒ-yo.
 
P'ol-ssi-

nǔn

Possessive Marker
(in this case)

k'i-

ga

Subject Particle

k'ǒ-yo.
 
 possessive relationship    =    Paul’s height
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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