Thursday, 1 November 2012
Suffixes revisited: The Desiderative Suffix
The Desiderative is properly a mood, not a tense, in Kareyku it is an infix that's attached to the verb and precedes the transition. This suffix is a reworking of a previous suffix I've mentioned, I'll make sure to straighten the whole thing up. In any case, the suffix is -tal- and we have some examples:
qappaka, I eat
qappatalka, I want to eat
This is how the Desiderative form works, pretty simple. If you want to negate the verb, you simply apply the negative transitions and you are done:
qappatalke, I don't want to eat
yeppatalke, I don't want to serve
This applies for all transitions and evidentials, of course;
inech yeppatalken, "yesterday I didn't want to attend you"
And we can even further apply other moods or voices, such as the passive;
kolla tokeytaltas, "the country wants to be protected"
Having set free this infix, I thought of reworking it into something much more useful such as this Desiderative form. In this way, nothing has been lost but a useful tool has been created to form such sentences as;
kollakume tokeytaltach, "for the sake of the country he wants to be protected"