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sngä'i (modal verb, intransitive)

pronunciation (IPA): ˈsŋæ.ʔi plumps/e4268aea-b4ee-43ce-8c88-6fb2e2376b89.mp3
English: begin
start
source: en.wiktionary.org

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sng·am·ä'i PST simple past
sng·ìm·ä'i PST close past (just {verb}ed)
sng·ìy·ä'i FUT close future (will {verb} soon)
sng·ay·ä'i FUT future
sng·ol·ä'i PFV perfective (finished)
sng·er·ä'i IPFV imperfective (unfinished)
sng·iv·ä'i SJV subjunctive (possibility mode)
sngä'·eiy·i LAUD amelioration (favorable connotation)
sngä'·äng·i PEJ pejorative (negative connotation)

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