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Warlpiri

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  ISO 639-3 Code: wbp
  latlong: -22.254,131.795  Map it!
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+ 01_Subject Verb Yes Margit Bowler Forum
  Words: Kurdu ka yula-mi.
  Gloss: child AUX cry-NPST
  Translation: The child is crying.
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
+ 02_Verb Subject Yes Margit Bowler Forum
  Words: Ya-nu=pala wati-jarra.
  Gloss: go-PST=3DU:SBJ man-two
  Translation: The two men have left. (Warlpiri Dictionary Project)
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
   04_Object Verb Yes Margit Bowler Forum
   05_Subject Verb Object Yes Margit Bowler Forum
+ 06_Subject Object Verb Yes Margit Bowler Forum
  Words: Wati-ngki yuwarli purra-ja.
  Gloss: man-ERG house burn-PST
  Translation: The man burned the house down.
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
  Words: Payi-ngki ka watiya kiji-rni.
  Gloss: wind-ERG AUX tree throw-NPST
  Translation: The wind is blowing the tree down.
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
   07_Verb Subject Object Yes Margit Bowler Forum
   08_Verb Object Subject Yes Margit Bowler Forum
   09_Object Subject Verb Yes Margit Bowler Forum
   10_Object Verb Subject Yes Margit Bowler Forum
   11_Adposition Noun_Phrase No Margit Bowler Forum
+ 12_Noun_Phrase Adposition Yes Margit Bowler The adpositions are nominal suffixes. Forum
  Words: Nyirripi-wana
  Gloss: Nyirripi-around
  Translation: around Nyirripi
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
+ 13_Adjective Noun NA Margit Bowler Warlpiri lacks adjectives. Adjectives in the language pattern morphologically with nouns. Forum
  Words: Wiri-jarlu-rlu jarntu-ngku yarlkurnu kurdu.
  Gloss: big-AUG-ERG dog-ERG bite.PST child
  Translation: The big dog bit the child.
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
+ 14_Noun Adjective NA Margit Bowler Warlpiri lacks adjectives. Adjectives in the language pattern morphologically with nouns. Forum
  Words: Jarntu-ngku wiri-jarlu-rlu yarlkurnu kurdu.
  Gloss: dog-ERG big-AUG-ERG bite.PST child
  Translation: The big dog bit the child.
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
+ 15_Numeral Noun Yes Margit Bowler Forum
  Words: Kurdu-ngku riidi-manu marnkurrpa puuku.
  Gloss: child-ERG read.PST three book
  Translation: The child read three books.
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
+ 16_Noun Numeral Yes Margit Bowler Forum
  Words: Kurdu-ngku riidi-manu puuku marnkurrpa.
  Gloss: child-ERG read.PST book three
  Translation: The child read three books.
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
+ 17_Demonstrative Noun Yes Margit Bowler Forum
  Words: Nyampu watiya kirrirdi-mpayi.
  Gloss: this tree tall-AUG
  Translation: This tree is very tall.
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
+ 18_Noun Demonstrative Yes Margit Bowler Forum
  Words: Watiya nyampu kirrirdi-mpayi.
  Gloss: tree this tall-AUG
  Translation: This tree is very tall.
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
+ 19_Possessor Noun Yes Margit Bowler Forum
  Words: Napaljarri-kirlangu ngurrju maliki.
  Gloss: Napaljarri-POSS good dog
  Translation: Napaljarri's dog is nice.
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
+ 20_Noun Possessor Yes Margit Bowler Forum
  Words: Maliki ngurrju Napaljarri-kirlangu.
  Gloss: dog good Napaljarri-POSS
  Translation: Napaljarri's dog is nice.
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
+ 21_Pronominal Possessor Noun Yes Margit Bowler Forum
  Words: Nyuntu-nyangu maliki ngurrju.
  Gloss: 2SG-POSS dog good
  Translation: Your dog is nice.
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
+ 22_Noun Pronominal Possessor Yes Margit Bowler Forum
  Words: Maliki nyuntu-nyangu ngurrju.
  Gloss: dog 2SG-POSS good
  Translation: Your dog is nice.
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
   A 03_Degree Adjective No Margit Bowler Forum
+ A 04_Adjective Degree Yes Margit Bowler Augmentative morphemes are suffixes. Forum
  Words: ngurrju-nyayirni
  Gloss: good-AUG
  Translation: very good
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
   Neg 03_Standard Negation is Prefix No Margit Bowler Forum
+ Neg 04_Standard Negation is Suffix Yes Margit Bowler Forum
  Words: Kuyu-wangu ka nyina.
  Gloss: meat-NEG AUX sit
  Translation: He has no meat. (Warlpiri Dictionary Project)
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
+ Neg 05_Standard Negation is Negative Auxiliary verb Yes Margit Bowler The negated auxiliary may occur clause-initially, and can be preceded only by a nominal (not a verb). This contrasts with monosyllabic auxiliaries, which occur in second position. Forum
  Words: Kula=rna=ngku yi-nyi miyi=ji.
  Gloss: AUX:NEG=1SG:SBJ=2SG:NSBJ give-NPST food=TOP
  Translation: I'm not going to give you food. (Hale 1959:27)
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
   Neg 06_Standard Negation is Higher verb No Margit Bowler Forum
   Neg 07_Standard Negation is Tone No Margit Bowler Forum
   Neg 08_Standard Negation is Tone plus Other Modification No Margit Bowler Forum
   Neg 09_Standard Negation is Reduplication No Margit Bowler Forum
   Neg 10_Standard Negation is Infix No Margit Bowler Forum
   Q01_Initial polar Q-marker No Margit Bowler Forum
   Q02_Final polar Q-marker No Margit Bowler Forum
+ Q03_Clause internal polar Q-marker Yes Margit Bowler The Q-marker "-mayi" also frequently occurs clause-finally, as a tag question. Forum
  Words: Luwa-rnu-mayi=npa marlu?
  Gloss: shoot-PST-Q=2SG.SUBJ kangaroo
  Translation: Did you shoot a kangaroo?
  Contributor: Margit Bowler
   Q04_Polar question by intonation Yes Margit Bowler Forum
   V2 01_Declarative Verb-Second No Margit Bowler Warlpiri has a second position auxiliary clitic. The auxiliary is phonologically null in the past tense. Forum