-mi (Buginese form ᨆᨗ)
- tellumi panésaï
- there are only three things that determine it
- but, however, yet, indeed, what about, yes
Not to be confused with -mi, locative singluar inflection ending.
- enclitic form of ; appended to present active infinitive verb forms to derive reflexive, accusative or dative forms when the object is first singular person
The final -e of the original infinitive is removed :
Where the verb ends in -rre, the final re is removed, leaving behind just an -r:
In any case, after the suffixation, there is only a single r and no vowels immediately before -mi.
-mi (Lontara spelling ᨆᨗ)
- perfective aspect marker with third person absolutive pronoun
- Tinromi i Baso. ― Baso is already asleep.
- (after vowels) -m
- Evidential suffix, first-hand information. Indicates that the speaker has direct evidence/knowledge of some fact, having experienced it, seen it, heard it, etc.
- Used to mark an open-ended question; more informal than -taq
- non-past marker, applied to verbs of class 1 to indicate non-past tense
- 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)