Today we will look at one of the easiest suffixes to learn. This suffix is: -yega. It is also one of the few suffixes with a Modoc counterpart. The Modoc version of this suffix is: -tampka. They both express the meaning of: begin or start -whatever the verb action is. This is a verbal suffix so it is attached to the end of the verb you are working with.
1. gen waytas hot qdocayega.
gen waytas hot qdocatampka. Both sentences mean: Today it begins to rain.
2. ona sa lilhanks gankangayega.
Or ona sa lilhanks gankangatampka.
Both sentences mean: Yesterday they began to deer hunt.
3. mbosant sa yulalona genyegawapka.
mbosant sa yulalona gentampkawapka.
Both sentences mean: Tomorrow they will begin to go to Klamath Falls.