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The ordinary plural a term of as abuse word is often as tho but employed ndkuringa; the oase both for of ndkuri of human beings and dogs, the plural form of the word NUMBER. is generally ndkuri-nga Some is when even ndkuri-ika 19 no emphasis and meant, is scarcely ever heard. neuter gender undergo modifications in their root or theme before adding the plural suffixes. g. fruit kd-u, worm tld-u, head The of plural mln-ka. plu. ; pri-u, kd-riga. plu. prd-riga. ; min-u, fish kan-u, eye plu, ; rice prd-u, plu.

Mrd-tt-ka. plu. drd-tt-ka. plu. rd-ti>ka, plu. en-tt-ka, c 2 20 LANGUAGE. g. p>re-nu, a bone pre-ka. plu. ; But, pe-nu, a gods, has pe-n-ka for its plural ; tM'dh'nu, a tree, has mrdh'ka for its plural (compare ancient a tree Canarese maram, plu. ; mara-gai). g. g. maize; plu. joel-ka. joeli, But, added, a finger; plu. vS-ss-ka. Some nouns ending (vi) is road; plu. paher-ka. nose; plu. mungeli-ka. tongue; plu. vangosi-ka. vdngosi, Case. , of the noun particles or Kui in the to agglutinates whioh grammarians auxiliary words or the postpositions or case-suffixes certain itself call case-signs.

He plnjitenju, of or ran away from near the tree. Instrumental suffix tai, dai, which case, rai, Duradai uh'tenju, suffix kee t which case, Conjunctive with, in He the Vocative manner in Kui. of, is through, formed of, Come the by with a beat company Ndikee vdmu, case. g. stiok. g. along with me. g. B mrlka-nga-n-deru, boys, lit. g. mrika, or e of the be given in the mnkanga,0 commonly used boys. case suffixes or postpositions chapter on the Postpositions, or case wili suffixes. 27 ADJECTIVE. CHAPTER II.

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