Transitivity

Verbs ending in -me are mostly intransitive, and have a corresponding -ke verb which is transitive. This page lists some examples.

Intransitive Transitive
bakme break bakke break something
barlme be filled up barlke fill something up
barlungme swerve, change direction barlungke divert, turn
barrhme crack, split barrhke crack or split something
bebme appear bebke reveal
bengdayhme realise bengdayhke inform
bengmayahme be confused bengmayahke confuse
borledme turn around borledke turn something around
dadakme go aground dadakke run something aground
dadjme be cut, be stopped dadjke cut something, interrupt
denghme stop moving denghke stop something
derrehme shift over derrehke shift something over
djobme cease, be cut off djobke cut something
djuhme bathe djuhke immerse, make wet
dowkme explode, make a bang dowkke discharge something, blow up something
duhme be punctured, have a hole duhke pierce, puncture, make a hole
kakbakme become dark kakbakke making something dark
ngakme drown, be inundated or washed away ngakke drown someone, inundate something
ngalme be born, originate ngalke find something
ngehme breathe, rest ngehke save someone
ngurdme become silent ngurdke silence someone or something
warrhme drop, get lost warrhke drop or lose something
wayhme ascend, come up wayhke raise or lift something
wurlhme burn, be hot wurlhke burn or heat something
yarlarrme spread, separate yarlarrke separate something, disperse
yerrkme come loose yerrkke undo, loosen
yibme sink down yibke submerge something
yorrme mass together in a group yorrke gather things into a group

Some Exceptions

  • balhme close it (transitive)
  • barnname place it up high (transitive)
  • bayahme buy it (transitive)
  • biddjibme screw it, turn it, rotate it (transitive)
  • bidyikarrme help someone (transitive)
  • nome smell it (transitive)
  • rohrokme try it (transitive)
  • wake crawl, slither (intransitive)