Sentence 3301

Language:
Ainu

aoka(i)

2nd sg. hon.

aoka(i)

2nd pl. hon.

- in Colloquial Ainu, the Classical Ainu 1st pl aoka

became a 1st pl incl and was used as a polite form of

address in sg and pl reference;

- the etymollogy is: a- (1st trans. actor prefix) + oka

(plural form of the verb an 'exist' meaning 'they exist')