ik-

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See also: ik, Ik, IK, -ik, and ik'

Chickasaw[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ik- (class N third-person)

  1. a prefix expressing negation
  2. the 3rd-person subject of a hortative verb
    let him/her/it/them...
    Chipotaat ikanompoli'!
    Let the child talk!
  3. the subject of a negative active verb
    he/she/it doesn't, they don't...
    Chihollo.
    He/She/It loves you. They love you.
    Ikchihollo.
    He/She/It doesn't love you. They don't love you.
    Hilha.
    She is dancing.
    Ikhi'lho.
    She isn't dancing.
  4. used as part of the negation of stative verbs
    he/she/it isn't, they aren't...
    Chichokma.
    You are good.
    Ikchichokmo.
    You are not good.

Choctaw[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ik- (class N third-person)

  1. the subject of a hortative verb
    let him, let her, let it, let them
  2. the subject of a negative active transitive verb
    he doesn't, she doesn't, it doesn't, they don't
  3. the subject of a negative active intransitive verb
    he doesn't, she doesn't, it doesn't, they don't
  4. used as part of the negation of stative intransitive verbs
    Sahohchafoh
    I'm hungry
    Iksahohchafoh
    I'm not hungry
  5. used to negate adjectives
    sokko (thick)iksokko (thin)

Inflection[edit]