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Author Photo by: Diegocorry Rating: 0
Oct 31 2019, 5:01pm CST ~ 1 week, 4 days ago. 
"i-" verb question
I am a little flummoxed by how the incompleted aspect of "i" verbs is formed. There seems to be two methods: one method infixes the "in"; the other method prefixes the "in". Examples of infixed: ibinigay, isinama, isinulat, ....
Examples of prefixed: inihatad, iniluto, iniuwi, ....
Is there a general rule, or is it a matter of just remembering for each particular verb?
Salamat uli.
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Author Photo TLDCAdmin Rating: 0
Oct 31 2019, 6:49pm CST ~ 1 week, 4 days ago. 
I- verbs beginning with H, L, R, W, and Y have the form like you mentioned.
Also, I- verbs with the roots beginning with vowels have that kind of format.
I think that should be all the irregular forms, though.
 
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Author Photo Diegocorry Rating: 0
Nov 01 2019, 7:49am CST ~ 1 week, 3 days ago. 
@TLDCAdmin Thank you! I spent a couple of hours researching through dictionaries and deduced the conclusion that you just verified. I had posed the question originally because I was incorrectly answering "i- verb" flashcards and couldn't figure out why. Turns out it was the H, L, R, W, Y and vowel cards I was messing up on, trying to put infixes where there should have been prefixes. I fully expect to ace these cards from now on! Thank you again!
 
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