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New Language Discovered in Northern Australia

• arclein
Another distinction of the newfound language is a word form that refers to both the present and past time, but not the future. For example, in English, “I’m” refers to “I” in the present tense, but Light Warlpiri speakers created a new form, such as “yu-m,” which means “you” in the present and past time, but not the future.

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Comment by Ed Price
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No wonder there are only about 300 people who use this language. Seems like they don't have any future at all!


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