Morphotactics of Manipuri Verbs: A Finite State Approach

  • H. Kenny Devi
  • Gaurav Raghav
  • S. Bobita
  • L. Sarbajit SinghEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1192)


The present paper is to study the morphotactics of Manipuri verbs using Finite State Approach. Manipuri is a highly agglutinating and morphologically complex Tibeto-Burman language. It has only two word forms- noun and verb. The other word forms are derived from verb by means of affixation. For instance, negation, noun, adjectives and adverbs are derived from verbs and all the verbs in Manipuri are bound in nature that means they cannot stand on its own. Affixes play a very significant role in the word formation process. Verb covers the main morphology of the language. Hence, it becomes mandatory to study Manipuri verbs since it plays the major role in word formation process and set out rules for various Natural Language Processing applications.


Agglutinating Morphotactics Finite State Automata Finite State Transducers 

Symbols and Abbreviations

Adj -




DR -

Derived Noun




Nominative case

PL -



Possesive Marker

VR -

Verbal Roots


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Kenny Devi
    • 1
  • Gaurav Raghav
    • 1
  • S. Bobita
    • 2
  • L. Sarbajit Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Information Technology, ManipurImphalIndia
  2. 2.Tezpur UniversityTezpurIndia

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