Aaniin ekidoyan? - What did you just say?
"Wegonen iwe" nindikid - 'What is that' I said.
Aaniin gaa-ikidod awe inini? - What did that man say?
"Ambe omaa" gii-ikido - 'Come here' he said.
Aaniin gaa-ikidoyan? - What did you say a while ago?
Aaniin waa-ikidoyan? - What are you going to say?
Aaniin ge-ikidoyan? - What will you say?
omaa - here
ambe omaa - come here
Note. Past and future prefixes in content questions also change their form.
The past prefix gii- changes into gaa-.
The future prefix wii- changes into waa-.
The future prefix da- is used only referring to 's/he' and 'they'. With 'i' and 'you'
another future prefix is used - ga-:
da-anokii - he will (definitely) work
ninga-anokii - i will (definitely) work
giga-anokii - you will (definitely) work
In content questions both ga-
and da- change into ge-.
When past and future prefixes are used with words, starting in i- or a-,
only the prefixes change their form in content questions:
aaniin ekidoyan? - what did you just say? what are you saying?
aaniin gaa-ikidoyan? - what did you say?
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