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Aleut RavenNiiĝuĝim Tunugan Ilakuchangis
Introduction to Atkan Aleut
Grammar and Lexicon

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Predicate Complement

Qichitix̂ iĝamanakux̂. The money is good = valid.

Qichitix̂ iĝamanax̂ akux̂. Money is something good = valuable.

Uchiitilakuq. I am teaching (right now).

Uchiitilax̂ akuq. I am a teacher.

Hlas uchiitilaa akuq. I am the teacher of the boys.

Uchiitilangis akuning. I am their teacher.

Ting uchiitilax̂takus. They have me as a teacher = I (rather than somebody else) am their teacher. (Ting: object.)

Piitrax̂ tukukux̂. Peter is rich.

Piitrax̂ tukux̂ akux̂. Peter is a boss.

Anĝaĝinas Piitrax̂ tukux̂ hitikus. The people made Peter a boss (or: rich).

Anĝaĝinas tukux̂ hitikuu. The people made him a boss.

Piitrax̂ tukux̂ txin hitikux̂. Peter became a boss. Or: Peter has become rich.

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