Ad. plural verbs grammar.

Ad. plural verbs grammar.

The suffix -m appears consistently at the end of verbs that have a plural subject, marking the plurality of the verb to agree with that subject. The suffix appears whether or not the verb has a pronominal-prefix, and appears in both the draft and later stages of Adûnaic.

There is only one example where the plural-verb suffix does not appear: the pseudo-aorist verb form phursâ of phurus- “to gush, flow”. This (along with its gloss “to-gush”) lends weight to the idea that it may be a special form, perhaps an infinitive.

Examples (plural)
yanākhim “are at hand” [← #nakh-] biconsonantal-verb 3rd-pl-neut continuative-present ✧ SD/251
yurahtam “broke” [← rahat-] triconsonantal-verb 3rd-pl-masc aorist ✧ SD/247
yurahtam “they rent” [← rahat-] triconsonantal-verb 3rd-pl-masc aorist ✧ VT24/12
yakalubim “lean over” [← kalab-] triconsonantal-verb 3rd-pl-neut continuative-present ✧ SD/251
dubdam “fell” [← dubud-] triconsonantal-verb aorist ✧ SD/247
phurusam “flow” [← phurus-] triconsonantal-verb aorist draft ✧ SD/311
udūbanim “fell” [← dubud-] triconsonantal-verb draft-perfect draft ✧ SD/311
dubbudam [← dubud-] triconsonantal-verb past ✧ SD/312
phurrusim “flow” [← phurus-] triconsonantal-verb past draft ✧ SD/311

Examples (no-agreement)
phursā “to-gush” [← phurus-] triconsonantal-verb aorist azrīya du-phursā akhāsada ✧ SD/247


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