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ちかいん【使いん】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

chikain [t͡ɕikaiŋ̍]

Definition

Transitive Verb

  1. (Things, time) To use; to make use (of); to employ; to operate; to manipulate
  2. (Money) To use; to spend; to incur (an expense)
  3. (Energy, gas, electricity, resources) To use; to use up; to consume; to eat (at)
  4. (Language) To use; to speak; to say
    1. にふぇーでーびたんでぃちちかとーんどー御拝でーびたんでぃち使とーんどー】
      nifee deebitan dichi chikatoon doo
      "We do say 'nifee deebitan'", "We do use the form 'nifee deebitan'"
  5. (People) To employ; to manage; to have (a butler, a servant)

Etymology

Cognate to standard Japanese つかう【使う】 tsukau "to use".

意味:つかう【使う】

+ amend/report

Paradigm

Central Okinawan u-type verb: chikayun ~ chikainβeta

 

 

Imperfective

Perfective

Negative

Neg. Perfective

Plain

PRED

chikayun
chikain

chikatan

chikaan

chikaantan

ATT

chikayuru
chikairu

chikataru

Progressive

PRED

chikatoon

chikatootan

chikateewuran

chikateewurantan

ATT

chikatooru

chikatootaru

Causative

PRED

chikaasun

chikaachan

chikaasan

chikaasantan

ATT

chikaasuru

chikaacharu

Passive, Potential

PRED

chikaariyun
chikaariin

chikaaritan
chikaattan

chikaariran
chikaaran

chikaarirantan
chikaarantan

ATT

chikaariyuru
chikaariiru

chikaaritaru
chikaattaru

Intransitivizing resultative (For transitive verbs only)

PRED

chikateen

chikateetan

chikateeneen

chikateeneentan

ATT

chikateeru

chikateetaru

In preparation/in advance (-te oku)

PRED

chikatoochun

chikatoochan

chikateeukan

chikateeukantan

ATT

chikatoochuru

chikatoocharu

Desidirative (adjective paradigm)

PRED

chikai-busan

chikai-busatan

chikai-bushikoo neen

chikai-bushikoo neeran

chikai-bushikoo neentan

chikai-bushikoo neerantan

ATT

chikai-busaru

chikai-busataru

 

Affirmative

Negative

Volitional-Presumptive
(“let’s”)

chikara

“seems”

chikayuru-haji
chikairu-haji

chikaan-haji

Imperative-Prohibitive

chikari

chikanna

Conjunctive-Participle
(“te form”)

chikati