AdjNotVMorph: Adjectives are distinct from verbs in their morphological and syntactic behavior.
(1) taw luwǝŋ simri-χūl puw-ǝs.
(2) tān luwǝŋ simri-χūl puw-s-ǝt.
(3) simri-χūl luwǝŋ.
(4) simri-χūl-ǝt luwǝŋ-ǝt.
(5) simri-χūl-ǝt luwǝŋ-ǝt ōl-s-ǝt.
In Northern Mansi, the verb is marked for person, number, tense (1-2), mood and voice. Adjectives, however, can only take number-indicating suffixes in predicative constructions (3-4)(Kálmán 1976, Riese 2001), and tense is marked on the copula (5).