WhenVBal: The verb of a when-clause obligatorily appears in base form.
WhenVDrk: The verb of a when-clause always appears in a single special form, regardless of both the features of the verb and the temporal relationship between it and the verb of the main clause.
(1) tolyγ lakw-ťīwǝr-t sāw χūl ōl-nē-te por-at tūp-ǝl wit rakwtā-we.
(2) nōχ-janyγma-n ēlǝmχolas manǝr mā-n at joχti?
(3) jij-ima-men āpśiť-um akw mā-t χūľt-ǝs
(4) χoli-t kwāli-me taŋχ nakiti.
(5) joχt-um-um juji-pālt, jol-χuj-s-um.
(6) χuń miša juw-śalt-ǝs, maša kon-kwāl-ǝs.
(7) anumn ta pora-nǝl marśum-yγ jemt-ǝs, χuń naŋ-ǝn at kasal-ēγ-um.
(8) liľpi kol ta pora mus ūntta-we, χuń pēs kol-nǝl wāntl-aŋkwe tax ēri.
In Northern Mansi, temporal subordination can be expressed by various means. Simultaneity and anteriority can be expressed by the present participle (1-2), and the converb (3-4), while posterior events are coded by the participle + postposition construction (5) (Sz. Kispál 1966: 30511). On the other hand, the constructions entailing a relative pronoun (6–8) can be used for the expression of all temporal subordinations.