A discourse based study of the distribution of verb forms in narrative texts with focus on the “unmarked” Bare Verb form that is used to progress the storyline — sequential main events in a narrative text.
u̱t‑Maꞌin verbs occur with suffixes that display one set of tense/direction distinctions. Other TAM designations are coded by auxiliaries. This is a first attempt at describing the range of meanings encoded on verbs.
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