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These are all qualities that could EASILY be borrowed from one language
to another.  Since they're in the same area, they could quite probably
be areal features.

Rob Nierse wrote:
> Well, IMHO the following are features that are shared by
> Quechua, Aymara, Jaqe and Aru:
>
> Use of suffixes, hardly any prefixes
>
> Regular: the only irregular verb form I know of is Haku "Lets go"
>
> Use of data source: the speaker must tell where he got his info from:
> Quechua:
> -mi  speaker is sure
> -si  it is possible
> -chi  it is probable
>
> Swith referent
> When different third persons are used, switch referent is used:
> ripu-spa-n miku-n  when he walks, he eats (same person)
> ripu-pti-n miku-n when he walks, he eats (different persons)
>
> Both Aymara and Quechau distinguish between first person inclusive/
> exclusive
>
> Both Aymara and (Cuczo and Bolivian) Quechua use ejective stops.
> Quechua has clearly borrowed it from Aymara (it is thought that the
> features mentioned above are of Aymara origin too).
>
> I hope this is something that helps you

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