-in- as clause introducer

John F. Schwaller schwallr at mrs.umn.edu
Tue Jul 6 13:42:17 UTC 2004

Andrews does touch on -tin as a clause introducer.  In the Second edition
he writes:

"2. Adjunctors (adjoined-clause introducers)
in = the, a/an, who, that, when, if, etc. [The adjunctor par
excellence.  The translation into English is whatever the English context
requires.  The use of -in- to indicate adjoined units is almost always
option; adjunction (or subordination) rarely has to be explicitly stated in
Nahuatl.  The -in- may indicate that only a single item is subordinate or
that a multi-itemed sequence is.] " p. 40

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