Value Mixed aspectual-temporal system

Language:
Gurindji Kriol
Parameter:
Tense-aspect systems
References
Meakins 2007: 412

Examples

  1. Dat geltu im tokin bo nyanuny kapuku wartanta.
    Dat
    the
    gel-tu
    girl-erg
    im
    3sg
    tok-in
    talk-cont
    bo
    prep
    nyanuny
    3sg.dat
    kapuku
    sister
    wartan-ta.
    hand-loc
    The girl (she) is talking to her sister, behind her hand.

    See Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

  2. Nyawa ngumpittu im katimbat kengkaru.
    Nyawa
    this
    ngumpit-tu
    man-erg
    im
    3sg
    kat-im-bat
    cut-tr-cont
    kengkaru.
    kangaroo
    This man is cutting up the kangaroo.

    See Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

  3. Dat boingku i bin maindimbatkarra nyanuny kapuku.
    Dat
    the
    boi-ngku
    boy-erg
    i
    3sg.sbj
    bin
    pst
    maind-im-bat-karra
    mind-tr-cont-cont
    nyanuny
    3sg.dat
    kapuku.
    sister
    The boy was looking after his sister.

    See Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006