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StrangerComeKnockingDate: Tuesday, 05 Feb 2013, 6:40 PM | Message # 1
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"He walked down the road, kicking up dust as he went."

What is kicking and how is it rendered? I thought it might be "[and] (he was) kicking up dust as he went."



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LicoricePleaseDate: Tuesday, 05 Feb 2013, 11:26 PM | Message # 2
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Grammatically? was kicking (Imperfect Past). Both "kicking up dust" and "as he went" each have their own verbum.

 
StrangerComeKnockingDate: Wednesday, 06 Feb 2013, 9:46 AM | Message # 3
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So it would be:

He walked[past simple] along the road, kicking[past imp.] up dust as he went[past imp.].



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StrangerComeKnockingDate: Friday, 08 Feb 2013, 10:08 AM | Message # 4
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And another question:

"I saw him die."

Ɛʃɪlɔmam towa talṱɔgəbami ɛb.
(I saw that he died.)

Yea or nay?



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LicoricePleaseDate: Saturday, 09 Feb 2013, 5:36 PM | Message # 5
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Yes. Also "I saw him dying [participle]" (Ɛʃɪlɔmam ɛbəɬ talṱɔgəb aʃəm.)

 
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