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Indirect Objects

Indirect objects are marked with prepositions, some of which cause initial consonant lenition. Prepositions that end with vowels do not cause lenition. Prepositions that end in fricatives cause lenition, except to nouns beginning with plosives or affricates. Prepositions ending in M only lenite other Ms. Prepositions ending in other consonants always cause lenition.

Nouns beginning with vowels are immune to lenition.

Initial lenition is slightly different than lenition for plurals.

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Examples
sy asar (regarding the parent)
sys asar (using the parent)
yb asar (belonging to the parent)
sy tacal (regarding the brick)
sys tacal (using the brick)
yb tacal (belonging to the brick) > yb sacal
sy mysu (regarding the cat)
sys mysu (using the cat) > sys wysu
yb mysu (belonging to the cat) > yb wysu
Tags: conlang, grammar, indirect objects
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