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The Dative suffix is /-KA/

Use cases

  1. Marks a recipient of verbal action, indirect object
  2. Marks causee in causative constructions
  3. Marks agent in passive constructions
  4. Used like Locative in past and future tenses (Locative is used in present tense)
  5. Sometimes used directionally instead of Directive
  6. Marks experiencer subject with certain adjectival predicates
  7. Dative marked present-future participle forms may function as infinitival complements
  8. Sometimes marks possessors

See also