Value Possessor-possessum

Language:
Gurindji Kriol
Parameter:
Order of possessor and possessum
References
Meakins & O’Shannessy 2005; Meakins 2011c: 156

Examples

  1. LD an Shadow bin jidan LDtu rumta.
    LD
    LD
    an
    and
    Shadow
    Shadow
    bin
    pst
    jidan
    sit
    LD-tu
    LD-dat
    rum-ta.
    room-loc
    LD and Shadow were sitting in LD's room.

    See Meakins 2007: 212

  2. Wartarra i bin kirt det ngakparnku hawuj.
    Wartarra
    goodness
    i
    3sg
    bin
    pst
    kirt
    break
    det
    the
    ngakparn-ku
    frog-dat
    hawuj.
    home
    Goodness me, he broke the frog's home (the bottle).

    See ACLA database 2003-2006