Auxiliarized constructions

Claim: everything can take an auxiliary, except imperative constructions with -këimp’.


  1. look at frequency and distributional possibilities for various forms with auxiliaries
  2. are there limits on what form of AUX can occur?
  3. conventionalized meanings of combinations?
  4. where is person marking? also alignment

Defining auxiliaries

Main clauses

  • multiple auxiliaries

Subordinate clauses

  • chi=pëkë
  • chi=yawë/chawë
  • chi-ripo
  • wej-tojpe