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optional Sund.hi; thus, e>a and ^ make &~&> or &>>% what is that? and &> make & s > or 9>o>S) HJ/MC/* are these 9 in the same manner we may say, "-^r^lS^ or "-CcOrSftOToSX) wAal y^as Jeen done? 35ox)SX> or, wore? T^SSoo^S^^ or Tr ) J5bo$&'^f$9 he, she or z< ^aue to Rama* In all these phrases, except the last, when Sundjii does not take place, ooo y is inserted ; because each of the first words are included in the class termed JT$ex> hululoo ; but in the last sentence, N> n is inserted after i, because it is of the class named (&}*$ >j&&ex) drootvpruhrootooloo.

Words ending in 9 , if followed by the word e9x>tf added to adjectives, or how much? have Sund,hi at option, thus; ">& and ^o* 5 ^" make 3d5box>?5 c/^/". In the same way, we say <v)O~Soe or much flour?


It may be taken as a general rule that words ending in V>, followed by others beginning with an initial vowel, invariably have Sundjii ; as Tys&DcSSb llama, and ^^^f& he, she, or it gave, become TT'SfoDoSlS^Rxj Rama gave. Innumerable other instances might be given. EXCEPTIONS- 101 The accusatives ^f&X me; ^^^ thee, *$&^ him, her, or it, U s, Sto^bo you, &S&3, thenii the postpositions ^#& for, &> to, &o&> i n . the words <^o&> in which, ^o&> i #/, ^9o2^ in that, and the particle &> added to the roots of verbs to form the present verbal participle, have also Sundjii, when followed by an initial vowel, but it is entirely optional; thus ^"rfo^. me, and &ex>s$x> nffe MOM, make tfl3^e>3B$ or S(^^J*4xiaio rw/e MOM me,

  • & speaking, ^&$cfo thus he, she, or if sa7, make 9&)k>!03o or

^^P^ speaking, he, she, or # /A5 saz'c?, "S^-i&> saying, and I^sri^c2fc / ie {5 make ISSjj-x&'Sr^c&o or " : 3e3>j>-C&^)"(2r^j:2^2 Ae w saying. In these phrases, when SundM does not take place, the first words being all &&&f^ ^^ drootupritkrootooloo, & n is inserted between them and the words which follow.