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Midori Hayashi and Bettina Spreng (2005). IS INUKTITUT TENSELESS?.

URL: http://ling.uwo.ca/publications/CLA-ACL/Hayashi_Spreng.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3234&langcode=ike (2021-09-27).


Example #1:

    (1)     a.      kunik-tau-lauq-tunga Piita-mut
    kiss-pass-past-part.1sg Peter-abl
    I was kissed by Peter (earlier today)
Example #2:

    b.      kunik-tau-lauq-nngit-tunga Piita-mut
    kiss-pass-past-neg-part.1sg Peter-abl
    I was not kissed by Peter (earlier today)
Example #3:

    (13)    tiki-lauq-tuq ippaksaq
    arrive-part.3sg yesterday
    `He arrived yesterday'
Example #4:

    (14)   a.      tiki-qqau-juq        ulluuk
    arrive-past-part.3sg this morning
    `He arrived this morning'
Example #5:

    (15)   a.      jaan mumi-lauq-tuq ippaksaq
    John dance-lauq-part.3s yesterday
    `John danced yesterday'
Example #6:

    (16)   a.      jaan ilinniaqti-u-lauq-tuq 1990-mit
    student-be-lauq-part.3s 1990-in
    `John was a student in 1990'
Example #7:

    (17)   a.      qimir-mut iglu-liuq-lauq-tuq
    dog-DAT house-make-lauq-part.3sg
    `He is building a dog house'
Example #8:

    a.    miali mumi-lau-ngit-tillugu    niri-qqau-juq
    Mary dance-PAST-NEG-CONT.3s eat-PAST-part.3sg
    `Before Mary danced, she ate.'
Example #9:

    anguti-up arnaq       kunik-taa
    man-ERG woman(abs) kiss-part. 3sg/3sg
    The man kissed the woman
Example #10:

    anguti     niri-vuq
    man(abs) eat-ind.3sg
    The man is eating.
Example #11:

    anguti    kunik-si-vuq    arna-mik
    man(abs) kiss -AP-ind.3sg woman-acc
    The man is kissing a woman.
Example #12:

    anguti     niri-vuq niqi-mik
    man(abs) eat-ind.3sg meat-mik
    The man is eating meat.
Example #13:

    (24)   a.    Peter quqir-si-juq nanur-nit
    Peter(abs) shoot-AP-part.3sg. bear-acc.pl
    Peter is shooting at bears
Example #14:

    b.    Peter quqir-si-qqau-juq nanur-nit
    Peter(abs) shoot-AP-PAST-part.3sg bear-acc.pl
    Peter shot at bears today.
Example #15:

    c.    Peter surak-si-juq naalauti-mit
    Peter break-AP-part.3sg radio-acc
    Peter is damaging the radio.
Example #16:

    d.    Peter surak-si-qqau-juq naalauti-mit
    Peter(ABS) break-AP-PAST-part.3sg radio-acc
    Peter damaged the radio today.