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I case by adding di iii is formed kokadi him Ramudu took the house. in four ways. the singular and deri in the plural to the root of the noun. kokasi sent worship Jesus Jesui zohorkii illuti saw a boy the boy boy ! 39 kokaderi O akke maskaderi wadu ballo b. By boys! daughters corae. adding tadi or taderi. go, you bad one lage'etadi halla nehitaderi wadu come, you good ones In both cases lage'edi or nehideri c. By devudadi God mrienadi son God, you are a By still ! anvother meaning, as lengthening the friend By adding tone final : you are a vowel.

Thus— but by Thus— 1. on mapo on our side nipo on your side mipo on your side evaiii Mostly tives napo all bakki my side on his these postpositions may side, etc. be used as adjec- affixing ti (Genitive form). , Avhich are used as locative destinations, add taki or ki^ if they are answering the question whereto. Thus— nanu kadda attaltaki hazzee I wen^ e horu lekkotaki engadu to the other side of the river climb upon the hill na nokitaki wadu come before me a 54 Kemark. — In conversation the Dative case is very often omitted.

2. The two postpositions paged! and maddi (be- tween, in the midst) are usually compounded with the other postposition ti (from) i zada madditi hallamu go ri the middle of the forest iu panza pagediti hallamu go between the two houses Remaek. — The postposition connection pagediti only used in is with inanimate It things. is impossible to say riari kokari pagediti takamu go between these two boys i 3. The postposition lehe (according monly used with the Objective idi The is com- case. wedati lehe linzine this shines like the 4.

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