-mi

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Buginese[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-mi (Buginese form ᨆᨗ)

  1. only
    tellumi panésaï
    there are only three things that determine it

Quechua[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (after vowels) -m

Suffix[edit]

-mi

  1. Evidential suffix, first-hand information. Indicates that the speaker has direct evidence/knowledge of some fact, having experienced it, seen it, heard it, etc.
    Paykunawanmi kachkani.
    I am with them.
    Kuchinillaqa chiwanway ukhuyuqmi.
    The cochineal insect is deep red on the inside.
  2. Used to mark an open-ended question; more informal than -taq
    Piwanmi richkanki?
    Who are you going with?

See also[edit]


Warlpiri[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-mi

  1. non-past marker, applied to verbs to indicate non-past tense

References[edit]

  • 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)