Friday, October 21, 2011

Amharic verb of the week: mam'tat (to bring)

This week's verb is mam'tat (to bring). The link to the conjugation is here. Compare to mem'tat (to come). Amharic has several such pairs:

- mem'tat (to come) and mam'tat (to bring lit cause to come)
- medres (to arrive) and madres (to deliver lit cause to arrive)
- meblat (to eat) and mablat (to feed lit cause to eat)
- mayet (to see) and masayet (to show lit cause to see)
- meqemme't (to sit) and masqemme't (to put/place lit cause to sit)

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