Word Class: 
verb suffix
Past. Typically goes on verbs to indicate distant past tense, especially where the activity described by the verb is ongoing (extended) rather than abrupt (punctual).
Kurungurr Example:
Ngadde tye atyat, ngiddinge ngidi tye taxi gaganim.
We went outside, and waited for a taxi to turn up.
Kurungurr Example:
Awapurrpurrk pagu waddi tye, minbe nyine tye warri batybity wirri.
The kids were around then, and they were unable to keep sewing.