Akachenti calls their own affixation system "constructions", with fully inflected verbs generally called "constructed" verbs.
- Prefixes: morning constructions
- Suffixes: evening constructions
- Circumfixes/Discontinuous Affixes: morning and evening constructions or day constructions
This is separate from actual inflection, which is the modification of vowel person markers and sometimes verb stem.
This is also separate from derivation where a newly constructed word is treated as a single, totally new root. The line between derivation and construction is more blurred than the line between inflection and construction, as derived words are often not able to take further constructions or affixes.
Auxiliary Verb Constructions
|da||da-||da|| 1. FUT. IMPERS. will;
2. SUBJUNCT. should
|da||-da(k)(V)||da||to want||aux. verb|
|da||dak(V)||dak||to want||aux. verb|
Auxiliary verbs in Akachenti don't stand alone. When used independently, as a rule, there is an implied rest of the sentence. Eventually, this will actually become a full independent verb, but in Modern Akachenti, there are rather firm constraints on inflection due to the dependent nature of the verbs as auxiliaries.
|su||-ste||ste||to cause or induce|
|ki||ki-||ki||again, twice, too||preverb|
|su||su-||su|| 1. a closed set of people or things;
|ki||-ko||ko||pair, couple||bound demonstrative|
|su||-sut||sut|| 1. a closed set of people or things;
|su||suta||sut|| 1. a closed set of people or things;
Constructions, Part II
|da||stative verb||locative prefix, suffix: "to want"||di||adjective, noun classifier||associative plural suffix|
|sa||stative verb||copular prefix, free: "to be (copula)"||ehi||adjective, noun classifier||negative copula, "incorrect"|
|bo||active verb||agentive prefix, free: "to do, to act"||ri||adjective, noun classifier||negative prefix, "to not do/be"|
|ga||stative verb||modal suffix, "to ought to (do)"||vi||adjective, noun classifier||nonpresent TAM prefix, "elsewhen"|