Transitive Verbs

Verbs inflect for tense and evidentiality. The two tenses are non-past (NP) and past. The evidentiality distinctions are firsthand (FH) for evidence personally seen, sensed, or done, non-firsthand (NFH) for evidence not seen, sensed, or done, and a zero evidentiality form for imperative, interrogative, and various subordinate clauses. Furthermore, negative verbs never take FH evidentiality, only NFH or zero.

Verbs also inflect for subject using one of the pronominal proclitics. Verbs can optionally carry a suffixed verbal enclitic.

Transitive Verbs have two arguments, the subject (A) and the object (O). Since A always exists as a pronominal clitic, it is often omitted as a separate noun phrase. Some transitive verbs take clauses or complements as their object. Transitive verbs use =da for a passive.

List of Transitive Verbs