Paradigm Details:

Language: (wmb) Wambaya.


System Type: F

Source: Nordlinger (1998).

Comment: The possessive pronouns provided here are for Class 1, with singular, nominative/accusative agreement. Demonstratives are used with the function of third person singular pronouns. Both proximate and distal forms "...each distinguish the four nominal genders, three numbers (singular, dual, plural), and at least four cases (nominative, accusative, ergative/locative and dative) although, as with most nominals, the nominative and accusative case forms are homophonous." p107 Here, the proximate Class 1 and Class 3 nominative/accusative forms have been provided.

Pronoun Paradigm:

  A S O Poss.
1st (excl) Person Singular ngawurniji, ngawu ngawurniji, ngawu ngawurniji, ngawu ngarri, ngarradi
1st (excl) Person Dual ngurluwani ngurluwani ngurla ngurluganji
1st (excl) Person Plural ngirriyani ngirriyani ngirra ngirriganji
1st (incl) Person Dual mirndiyani mirndiyani mirnda mirndiganji
1st (incl) Person Plural ngurruwani ngurruwani ngurra ngurruganji
2nd Person Singular nyamirniji, nyami nyamirniji, nyami nyamirniji, nyami ngangi, ngangadi
2nd Person Dual gurluwani gurluwani gurla gurluganji
2nd Person Plural girriyani girriyani girra girriganji
3rd Person Singular Gender 1 ini ini ini nangi
3rd Person Singular Gender 2 mama mama mama nangi
3rd Person Dual wurluwani wurluwani wurla wurluganji
3rd Person Plural irriyani irriyani irra irriganji