The Deuri language follows the Subject +Object+Verb pattern
in the formation of sentences in the language.
Tenses :There are three tenses
in the language. They are Present, past and Future.
The present tense itself has two forms: one is habitual
present and the other is immediate present. In every tense
there is a continuous form. There are also two perfect tenses,
the present perfect and the past perfect. Hence the tenses
are : Present (a) habitual and Immediate, Past, Future,
Present Perfect and past perfect.
There are two genders in the language. Masculine
Number : There are two numbers
in the Deuri language. kani
laju and siga
are the plural morphemes. Out of which siga is used only after
humans and laju
is honorific than kani. It is observed that there is free
variation among these plural morphemes , as in gira (old man) is realized as plural by attaching either kani or laju and ciga to get the plural
Negation: The negative marker operational in the language is a). I t is attached after the
inflected verb forms to denote negation.
The use of classifiers is another striking feature of the
Deuri language. It is normally used with different types
of nouns. Some examples of classifiers are ti used after
nouns denoting solid objects , such as in gui ti areca nut
+classifier. ha used after leafy light objects, such as
pemsu ha (betel leaf +classifier).muti is used after bundle
of objects as in mi + classifier. guza is used with slender
long objects as in gutsi +classifier.The combination noun
+ classifier + numeral in constructing phrases is also interesting