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Discussion of "i'au"
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Comment #9: Re: Current (and hopefully final) understanding of the grammar of i'au
Curtis W Franks (Sun Jul 19 17:54:32 2015)

spheniscine wrote:
> Actually I'm beginning to think you may have a point. Consider
>
> lo nu ko'a broda ko'e lo nu ko'i ko'o brode i'au po'o broda brode
>
> po'o would be more naturally interpreter to attach to that last
> construct, so why should it work if that nested-NU occurs at the end?
>
> This does complicate things somewhat. Both these usages want something
> short (hence my booking of the precious, and atypical, monosyllabic cmavo

> iau for this)

.i'au and .iau can be different but closely related.

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