Value Prepositions

Language:
Gurindji Kriol
Parameter:
Order of adposition and noun phrase
References
Meakins 2007: 373-86

Examples

  1. Jirribala karu dei gu warlakap bo jurlakawu.
    Jirri-bala
    three-num
    karu
    child
    dei
    3pl.sbj
    gu
    go
    warlakap
    look.around
    bo
    dat
    jurlaka-wu.
    bird-dat
    Three kids, they go looking around for birds.

    See Meakins 2007: 376

  2. Jintaku warlakungku i bin baitim im marluka la legta.
    Jintaku
    one
    warlaku-ngku
    dog-erg
    i
    3sg.sbj
    bin
    pst
    bait-im
    bite-tr
    im
    3sg.obj
    marluka
    old.man
    la
    loc
    leg-ta.
    leg-loc
    One dog bit the old man on the leg.

    See Meakins 2007: 380