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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

edin

  1. name

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kotey, Paul A. (1998). Twi-English/English-Twi Dictionary. New York: Hippocrene Books. →ISBN

BasqueEdit

EtymologyEdit

Created from its verb stem -di-, as in nadin

VerbEdit

*edin

  1. Hypothetical citation form of the intransitive aorist auxiliary

Usage notesEdit

(N.B. The name *edin is only used for the sake of identifying this auxiliary. In normal use, only the finite forms are used.)

*Edin is the aorist equivalent of the verb izan. While both verbs have full conjugations, the most common use of *edin is to replace the potential forms of izan, which are seen as archaic/literary:

  • *Etor zarateke (izan). → Etor zaitezke (*edin). = You can come.

It is also used in the subjunctive constructions with the short stem, although this structure is also more common in literature than in colloquial speech:

  • Nahiago dut etor zaitezen. = I prefer that you come.

ConjugationEdit

  • *Edin does not have any non-finite forms.