Section Twenty - Part Three
Summary of TA Verbs - Continued



Comparing the above forms to those already seen for TI, you will notice many similarities. "To see" for example is nonoohoot- for TI and nonoohob- for TA. In fact, the actual root is nonooh- and the -oot and -ob are endings unique to TI and TA verbs. This is very similar to the difference between niihoo-yoo- and niihoo-neihi-, where the same root forms two different verb stems by the addition of two different endings prior to the final pronouns. The opposition of -oot and -ob (and variations) is very common in Arapaho with many different verbs. For example:


nii'een- "like"
nii'eeneb-é3en I like you (TA)
nii'eenéét-owoo I like it (TI)
heesooh- "watch"
heesóóhob-é3en I am watching you (TA)
heesoohóót-owoo I am watching it (TI)


There are many other types of TI/TA pairs of this type, which will be discussed later. Simply as examples, we give the following:


hootoonoo- "transfer"
hootóónoo3-ó' I am buying it (TA)
hootoonóót-owoo I am buying it (TI)
teeb- "separate"
téébes-ó' I am cutting it off (TA)
teebéx-owoo I am cutting it off (TI)



Go on to Part Four of this Section