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Aleut RavenNii}u}im Tunugan Ilakuchangis
Introduction to Atkan Aleut
Grammar and Lexicon

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Predicate Complement

Qichiti{ i}amanaku{. The money is good = valid.

Qichiti{ i}amana{ aku{. Money is something good = valuable.

Uchiitilakuq. I am teaching (right now).

Uchiitila{ akuq. I am a teacher.

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

Uchiitilangis akuning. I am their teacher.

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

Piitra{ tukuku{. Peter is rich.

Piitra{ tuku{ aku{. Peter is a boss.

An}a}inas Piitra{ tuku{ hitikus. The people made Peter a boss (or: rich).

An}a}inas tuku{ hitikuu. The people made him a boss.

Piitra{ tuku{ txin hitiku{. Peter became a boss. Or: Peter has become rich.

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