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Chapter Eleven: On Establishing The Form Of An Imperative In Difficult Cases

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Future prefixes are always attached to imperatives of active verbs. The mem of the active participle can be attached to the imperative in two ways: first, as an affixed prefix and, second, as a built-in prefix. If it is affixed and one removes it, the imperative will not need any additions. If it is built-in and one removes it, the imperative will need an added heh because the mem of the active participle never occurs together with the heh of the imperative. This is a rule without exceptions in the language and a principle that is not undone. One can apply to future prefixes the exact same thing as was said above about the built-in and affixed mem of the active participle. Whenever built-in future prefixes occur, they behave the same way as the mem of the active participle.

Keywords: active verbs; affixed prefix; built-in prefix; future prefixes; heh; imperative; mem



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