yali (yal-), ali (al-)

(vague, uncertain or unspecified as to direction, location or orientation) around; within an area; here and there; (with pol) (expresses exasperation)
Prefixed Verb Stem : -iyali (-iyal-), -ali (-al-)
Unprefixed Verb Stem : yali (yal-), ali (al-)
Changed Verb Stem : yali (yal-), ali (al-)

Example Sentences :

Passamaquoddy-Maliseet English Phrase
Mecimiw yalintuhpon. He used to sing here and there.
Pol nil ntiyali-polhikan. (exasperated with self when shooting at a target) I would have to be the only one missing!
Psoni-yaliye skicinuwihkuk. He goes all over Indian country.
Yali-nutaqsu. She is heard of in the area.
Tehpu yalqepu. He just sits around.
Koti-naci-yalikopom? Do you want to go skating?
Ntiyaluhsan pol eci-wisanaqqopon mesq piskiyanuhk. I was wasting time walking around when everything had to be done quickly before it got dark.
Naci-yali-wewisultine. Let's go nose around.
Notes : (in general, older speakers prefer yali, but almost all speakers use ali some of the time)
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