Like many other languages Hualapai employs the reflexive suffix for several different grammatical purposes. Unlike them, however, constructions with a reflexive marker in Hualapai are usually not ambiguous with respect to the expected meanings. The unmarked focus of interest in Hualapai discourse is on the present state of affairs. Thus, it is possible, for example, that a clause yields a reflexive meaning in present tense, but a stative one in past tense, with the reflexive meaning backgrounded. It has been found that the Hualapai reflexive has not extended itself to the passive use. One interesting piece of evidence for the non-extension is that when a verb has both transitive and intransitive uses, only the intransitive one can reflexivize.
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