Warlpiri verbal inflexions


CONJUGATION NON-PAST PAST INFINITIVE
IMPERATIVE IMMEDIATE
FUTURE2
PRESENT
V1 mi ~
ja nja
ya (-ka)1 ju / ji
nya
V3 nyi ngu nja
ngka ngku nganya
V2 rni, ni rnu rninja
ka ku rninya
V4
nja lku
V5 ni nu ninja
nta nku nanya

IRREALIS = IMPERATIVE+rla
NOMIC = PAST, except for V1 ngu (not ja)
ANDATIVE V-nji- 'go and V' derives a stem which inflects as V5, except that ANDATIVE IMPERATIVE of a V3 root is nka (not nta)
PRESENT also called PRESENTATIONAL PRESENT

Notes:
1. -ka on nyina- and nguna-
2.  not in Lander River or Eastern dialects

Based on Kenneth L. Hale's 'Walbiri conjugations' (1969 mimeo., 14pp. MIT, Cambridge, Mass.), with additions suggested by Mary Laughren.

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Created: 20 July 2007
Last modified: 22 October 2007, 25 September 2017
Maintained by: David Nash
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