Value Onsets may be complex

Language:
Gurindji Kriol
Parameter:
Syllable onsets
References
Meakins 2007: 415 ; Jones, Meakins and Buchan 2011

Examples

  1. Karu im top la im kankula diya-ngka.
    Karu
    child
    im
    3sg
    top
    be
    la
    on
    im
    it
    kankula
    up
    diya-ngka.
    deer-loc
    The child is sitting on top of the deer.

    See Meakins 2008a: 295

  2. Krtuma parl im putim i kaan spredimat kuyarra.
    Kyle-tu-ma
    KR-erg-top
    parl
    pile
    im
    3sg
    put-im
    put-tr
    parl
    too.much
    i
    3sg.sbj
    kaan
    neg
    spred-im-at
    spread-tr-OUT
    kuya-rra.
    thus-pl
    Kyle put them in a pile. He didn't spread out that lot like that.

    See ACLA database 2003-2006

  3. An dij karungku i neba luk dat kaya kominap.
    An
    and
    dij
    this
    karu-ngku
    child-erg
    i
    3sg.sbj
    neba
    neg
    luk
    look
    det
    the
    kaya
    monster
    kom-in-ap.
    come-cont-up
    And this kid didn't see the monster coming towards them.

    See Meakins 2007: 415