Value Subject-verb-object (SVO)

Language:
Gurindji Kriol
Parameter:
Order of subject, object, and verb
References
Meakins 2009: 77; Meakins 2011c: 213 ; Meakins 2010: 1699

Examples

  1. Jintaku karungku i bin gedim kengkaru mirlarrangyawung.
    Jintaku
    one
    karu-ngku
    child-erg
    i
    3sg.sbj
    bin
    pst
    ged-im
    shoot-tr
    kengkaru
    kangaroo
    mirlarrang-yawung.
    spear-com
    One kid got the kangaroo with a spear.

    See Meakins 2007: 283

  2. Kajirringku im katim jawurt kengkaruyu.
    Kajirri-ngku
    woman-erg
    im
    3sg
    kat-im
    cut-tr
    jawurt
    tail
    kengkaru-yu.
    kangaroo-dat
    The old woman chopped off the kangaroo's tail.

    See Meakins 2007: 224