The purpose of this article is to examine the various forms of ‘pota’ and then to examine the its grammaticalization process an d features. The grammaticalization process was divided into thre e categories such as 'generalization of meaning, abstraction of m eaning, and acquisition of grammatical meaning'. Furthermore, b ased on such categories, the grammaticalization degree and char acteristics of ‘pota’ were also examined. As the grammarization process of ‘pota’ is radioactive, it cannot be set as a regular gra mmarization process, and it is used in a variety of ways such a s main verb, auxiliary verb/clitics construction, and postpositiona l particle/adverb. The meaning of the verb ‘pota’ is generalized from the meanin g of ‘見’ to the meaning of sensory behavior and sensory percep tion. Later, as the stage on abstraction of meaning was passed t hrough, the verb ‘pota’ lost the meaning of '見' and it has been used as an auxiliary verb or clitics construction. Furthermore, th e verb ‘pota’ becomes grammaticalization as the comparison post positional particle ‘pota’ and the adverb ‘pota’ in charge of gram matical functions.
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