Today we will look at a verbal suffix. It says a lot what life was like for our ancestors. They had a way of asking “Please.”
This suffix goes onto any verb. It is the suffix -ank.
This is one place on the list of getting someone to do something.
Let’s take the verb “celga.” This verb means to sit.
When attached this verb is: celgank=Please sit.
celgank, i gejiga. Please sit, you are tired.
It can also express some firmness and still be polite. When attached to: gena=go the final “a” vowel is dropped because the verbs ending in an “n” behave differently.
genank! Please go!
It can be a polite request.
ciyank. Please stay.