98 Lesson XXIV. mas noun Masculine. Neuter. Singular. Dual. Plural. Singular. Dual. Plural. N. Tag ithat NATH NV. TAG ftat afa A. TATA TAAH I. श्रीमती श्रीमझाम् श्रीमद्भिस् as in the masculine L. Tafa ANTH THE V. itha 264. A stem भवन्त* (to be carefully distinguished from भवन्त, pres. part. act. of 2) is frequently used in respectful address as a substitute for the pronoun of the second person. It is con- strued with the verb in the third person. Its nom. sing. masc. is भवान् (fem. भवती); and भोस्, the contracted form of its older voc. Hah, is a common exclamation of address: “ you, sir!”, “ho, there!”; and is often doubled. ** 265. Derivative stems in 9. These are made by the suffixes , H, and art, and are, with one or two exceptions, masc. and neut. only. The stem has a triple form. In the strong cases of the masc. the vowel of the suffix is lengthened to yt, in the weakest cases it is in general dropped; in the middle cases the final 9 is dropped, and it is also lost in the nom. sing. of all genders. In the neuter, the nom.-acc. pl., as being strong cases, lengthen the vowel of the suffix; the same cases in the dual (as weakest cases) lose 7 – but this only optionally. After the # or व् of मन् and वन्, when these are preceded by a consonant, the y is retained in all the weakest cases, to avoid too great an accumulation of consonants. Examples: 775 m., 'king’; ITHA n., 'name'; Wicha m., “soul, self'; e n., "devotion '.
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- TH loses its final # before all vowels and all sonant con-
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