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See also: Appendix:Variations of "mi"
-mi (Buginese form ᨆᨗ)
- tellumi panésaï
- there are only three things that determine it
- (after vowels) -m
- Evidential suffix, first-hand information. Indicates that the speaker has direct evidence/knowledge of some fact, having experienced it, seen it, heard it, etc.
- Used to mark an open-ended question; more informal than -taq
- non-past marker, applied to verbs to indicate non-past tense
- Mary Laughren, Rob Pensalfini, Tom Mylne, Accounting for verb-initial order in an Australian language, in Verb First: On the syntax of verb-initial languages (2005)