Today we will continue with and complete the verbal suffixes. In today’s suffixes is one of only a few specifically Modoc suffixes. Like yesterday our beginning sentence will be: ni lilhanks domna. I hear the deer.
1. The suffixes are : -yega and -tampka. Their meaning is to begin the activity of the verb.
ni lilhanks domnayega. I began to hear the deer.
ni lilhanks domnatampka. I began to hear the deer.
Both of these sentences express the same meaning. -yega is the suffix preferred in Klamath for this meaning and -tampka is the suffix used in Modoc to express this verb.
2. -ola is the suffix. Its meaning is the action of the verb is finished or completed.
ni lilhanks domnola. I am finished hearing the deer.
3. The suffix is: -iya. Its meaning is that the action of the verb is done for another.
ni lilhanks domniya. I am hearing the deer for another.