Datapoint Nengee/Uses of the habitual marker

Values

Habitual, progressive, current state, and future

Example 4-78:
Nownow mi e wasi beenki.
Nownow
now.now
mi
I
e
ipfv
wasi
wash
beenki.
dishes
I'm washing dishes now.

Source: Goury & Migge 2003: 90

Example 4-79:
A wooko di den uman sama e du na paandi goon.
A
det.sg
wooko
work
di
rel
den
det.pl
uman
woman
sama
person
e
ipfv
du
do
na
cop
paandi
plant
goon.
field
The women's work is planting fields.

Source: Huttar & Huttar 1994: 498

Example 4-80:
Mi e biibi san e sikiifi a ini a beibel.
Mi
I
e
ipfv
biibi
believe
san
what
e
ipfv
sikiifi
write
a
loc
ini
in
a
det.sg
beibel.
Bible
I believe/trust in what is written in the Bible.
Example 4-81:
Tamaa mi e gwe.
Tamaa
tomorrow
mi
I
e
ipfv
gwe.
leave
I'll leave tomorrow.
Confidence:
Very certain