in, on, at
Instead of using small location words like English in, on, and at, Lower Arrernte has the word ending -nge
muteke means car, urtamerte means mud, the word ending -nge means in and ayekaw means got stuck.
arrkwetye means woman, aketyeye means child, artepe means back, the word ending -nge means on and unthelhileme means carrying.
arlpenge means on a sandhill, ilerne means we two, the word ending -nge means at and anetyampernenhe means used to live.
The word ending -karle means moving to or towards somewhere or something.
unarre means we, pmere means camp, the word ending -karle means to/towards and lhelarreweme means going
Mernanke is a placename, anemele means to be and ntarrengenhe means chased.
The word ending -ketyele means moving away from somewhere or something.
ure means fire, the word ending -ketyele means from and petyay means come!
inteye means cave, the word ending -ketyele means from and intyelantyeme come out.
The word ending -kenhe shows that something belongs to someone or something, just like English ’s (for example Fred’s book).
arntekerte means coolamon, akemarle means big, aketyey means child and the word ending -kenhe means ‘s
Having and lacking
The word ending -akerte on a word means having or with that person or thing.
kamerne means uncle, the word ending -inpe means and, awenhe means auntie (father’s sister), lekere means dog, mape means many and the word ending -akerte means have.
The word ending -kwenye on a word means lacking, not having or without that person or thing. Kind of like the ending -less in English, for example shameless, nameless, toothless.
pmere means place, itne means name, the word ending -kwenye means -less, aperte means hill and nhenhay means this.
ayitye means nothing, merne means food and the word ending -kwenye means not having.