a-3o-Englishprefix indicating cause and transitivity changeThis prefix has three forms (a-, o-, ta-) which make intransitive verbs into causatives and thus transitive. Although most verbs containing o as their vowel are causativized using a-, there are a few that rely on vowel harmony, as bop (lie down) and obop/oboi (put something down). The ta- form occurs on certain other verbs, but this is not a predictable class. An example is ráp (torn), tarápái (tear something) The a- form occurs elsewhere and produces the largest group of causative verbs.o-ta-

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