Today we will look at a suffix that I do not know exists in any other language. I call this the “why suffix.” Because it tells why something happens. The suffix “-ok” is relatively easy to use and easy to remember. It is attached to any verb and can be translated as: because of + verb meaning + ing. It is considered a participle rather than a full verb. It can not take a subject but can take an object. An example will show what I mean:
yulalona genok, ni gattkis gi. Because of going to Klamath Falls, I became cold.
In this sentence, yulalona is the object of genok because it is where the verbal action of genok goes.