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verb+ndelsubentry ofndel
verb + pisubentry of-pi2
-VnV-ana; -ene; -ini; -ono; -unuGEN_SUFFIXhis, her, its3SG.GEN (third person singular genitive suffix occurring on inalienable nouns)nama-anahis/ her/ its handtumbu-unuhis/ her / it grandparent/grandchildkopo-onohis/ her/ its stomachwi-inihis/ her/ its armpit, wingkete-enehis /her/ its liver, chestVowels of the suffix agree in quality with final vowel of the stem to which it is attached. The Gauru dialect equivalent of the suffix is -Vn (e.g. nama-an, wi-in, tumbuun ), while northerly Mbula villages have the alternate -nV (e.g. nama-na, wi-ni, tumbu-nu, kopo-no, kete-ne )