424 ASSAMESE. t.— In this tense, the third person singular differs in transitive and intransitive verbs, the latter dropping the termination. The conjugation follows generally the Bengali- Assamese system. Singular. Plural. 1. jfeflotlfb I struck. kilaildng. 2. kilaile kiMlai, 3. kilailo kilmld. In one place I have met UUly> for CI struck.5 Other examples of this transitive conjugation are koilu, I did ; peildng-gd> we (for I) got, which is written in another place peildng-td; dillo, he gave; hullo (for hmilo), he heard; koild, h§ did; lello-g&> he wasted; m�, he said. As already said, intransitive verhs drop the termination of the third singular. . Thus, gesityd, he went ; ail or ett~td9 he came ; but eild-td, they came. It is probable that the feminine of the third person singular of the past tense of intransitive verbs ends in 4, at least we have Iwmeili-gd, she entered, As examples of a Perfect tense, or, at least, a tense built on the same principle as the Bengali perfect, we have mngeiosi, they rejoiced, and korisi, I did. There are two forms of the Future* One is an Aryan, and the other is a non- Aryan one. The Aryan Puture is as follows :— * Singular. Plural. 1. kilo,itw or kilaitau, 1 shall strike. kilaitdngaL 2. kilaituo kilaitarai or kilaitrai. 3. kilaitoi UlaitaL In one instance, we have morotu, I will die. Other examples of this tense are mortal, he will die (plural for singular); jeitoi, she will go ; nd Jiomaittaw, I will not enter ; korotwgai, we will make ; mdttau-gd, I will say. The non-Aryan Future is formed by suffixing the Thado Euki future termination ng. Thus, mdting-gd, I will say ; jdtdng, I will press; hying* I will fill. It does not change for number or person. The Imperative is the root alone, with or without g& suffixed. Thus, kild> strike ; jfcg** g° 5 rdk-gd, tend. Sometimes the future is used, as in dhorotrai, catch. There are many participial or gerundial formations, The Bengali Conjunc- tive Participle iMy«, usually written e, is common. Thus, koriyd, having done; Idge, having divided. A very common idiom for expressing the Conjunctive Participle is to give the past tense followed by the locative of the demonstrative pronoun. Thus, Un jpeilo aukhondt, after getting poverty, literally, he got poverty, on that (he went and joined a man of that country). A kind of Adverbial Participle is formed by adding the Bengali locative termin- ation te, to tLe Bengali adverbial participle in le. Thus, oilete, on becoming. Another similar meaning is given by adding Idro to the root, as in tumaildro> on spending (his wealth a famine arose) ; eildro, on his coming (you gave a feast). A similar idiom is also fqrmed by adding the ablative termination to to the locative of the verbal juran or participle. Thus, mdronot-to> or mdrone-to, after dying ; mdng~oilot* fo, on being destroyed.