Otomi, Mezquital

Conjugate Verbs


  • Language: Otomi, Mezquital
  • Alternate names: Hñahñu, Otomí del Valle del Mezquital
  • Language code: ote
  • Language family: Otomanguean, Western Otomanguean, Otopame-Chinantecan, Otopamean, Otomian, Otomi, Northwestern Otomi
  • Number of speakers: 100,000 in Mexico (1990 census).
  • Vulnerability: risk [Read more...]
  • Script: Latin script.

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    Northwestern Otomi is a native American language of central Mexico.

    The Otomi, Mezquital Verb

    Like a typical Otomi language, verbs in Mezquital Otomi inflect for TAM values and for person of the subject by means of a series of clitic words that precede the verbal stem. All verbs inflect according to the same markers. An illustrative example is the verb kuki [kɨhki] ‘get something down’. The aspectual subparadigms for ‘incompletive’ and ‘completive’, as well as the ‘irrealis’ mood, have been treated in the literature as tenses ‘present’, ‘past’ and ‘future’, respectively.


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