Talk:agod

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It seems that the vast majority of body parts start with the letter "a." Is there some reason for this? 71.66.97.228 06:45, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

The prefix a- is an indefinite 3rd-person pronoun. Literally, it means "someone’s". You have to change the prefix from a- to shi- or some other pronoun in order to use the word. See the table of possessive pronouns at a-. —Stephen (Talk) 07:06, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, that makes sense. So should gaan be listed under agaan (or -gaan) instead? 71.66.97.228 07:12, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

It is inalienable, so yes. However, there are constructions that use inalienable nouns without any prefix. For example, gaan bee naaljidí (sling for an injured arm). But most of the time, it has to have a possessive pronoun. —Stephen (Talk) 07:18, 9 August 2012 (UTC)