Warlpiri Warlmanpa gloss ya-ni pan-ka go -ya-nta go (in a few combinations) wanti-mi wa-nta fall, drop ka-nyi ka-ngka ERG take, carry ABS pura-mi kapu-ngka ERG chase, follow, track ABS yampi-mi winyja-ka ERG abandon ABS parnka-mi jutpu-ngka run warrka-rni waka-ka climb, crawl parti-mi parti-(-ngka) appear, rise, leave, start off karla-mi yila-ka (liquid) flowThe above are all such Warlmanpa simple verbs; Warlpiri has these further simple verbs expressing translocational motion of the subject:
Warlpiri Warlmanpa gloss wapa-mi (pan-ka) move about karrka-mi (pan-ka) proceed kawarirri-mi (pan-ka) wander yurirri-mi jukujuku-ka-rra, etc. stir, move yuka-mi purlun-ya-nta, purlun-wa-nta enter kulpa-mi ngurrurla-pa-nka, -ja-rra, return jiti-mi pakurr-wa-nta, etc descend rdipi-mi jinta-jinta-ja-rra, etc. gather, encounter DAT yarnka-mi (parti-(-ngka)) grab, depart mati-rni (pan-ka) go in procession rdanpa-rni accompany DAT jarnti-mi yinkily-yinkily-pan-ka limp lirri-mi luly-pan-ka swellMost of the Warlmanpa verbs in the second table show orientation and path components unpacked compared to the Warlpiri equivalent.
This effect is also discernible in the Warlpiri patterns of (infinitival) verb compounding with certain finite verbs, and comparison is made with the Warlmanpa equivalents which use more freely combining coverbs.
Date created: 30 March 1998 Last modified: 29 April 1998 © 1998 David Nash Maintained by: David Nash
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