mayi

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Guugu Yimidhirr[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Paman *mayi, from Proto-Pama-Maric *mayi, from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *mayi.

Compare Wanyi mama.

Noun[edit]

mayi

  1. vegetable-based food

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Barry Alpher Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma, in Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method, edited by Claire Bowern and Harold Koch (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004)
  • Haviland, John B. 1979. ‘Guugu Yimidhirr Sketch Grammar’. R. M. W. Dixon, B. Blake (eds.) Handbook of Australian Languages, Vol I.

Ido[edit]

Noun[edit]

mayi

  1. plural form of mayo

Wanyi[edit]

Particle[edit]

mayi

  1. expresses a possible future state

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)