Grammar of Vedda Language
In Sinhalese, indicative sentences are negated by adding a negative particle to the emphatic form of the verb, whereas in Vedda, the negative particle is added to the infinitive.
In Sinhalese, all indicative sentences whether negative or affirmative, exhibit two tenses – past and non-past, but in Vedda, a three-term tense system is used in affirmative sentences, but not in negative.
Sinhalese pronouns have number distinction, but Vedda does not have number distinction. The Vedda verbal and nominal inflexions are similar to Sinhalese but are not identical. Vedda also exhibits a gender classification in inanimate and animate nouns.
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