-kana pefi

Wumirri Headword: 
-nyine pefi
Word Class: 
verb suffix
Begining to, just starting to. This combination of suffixes attaches to present tense stative verbs to mark an 'inceptive' function, where some state is 'coming to be'.
Kurungurr Example:
Yenim fuy kana pefi.
It's starting to smell now.
Kurungurr Example:
Ngaganim du nyine pefi, yerimngi du!
Just as I'm starting to fall asleep, you've gone and disturbed me!