Value Reciprocal construction identical to reflexive

Language:
Gurindji Kriol
Parameter:
Reciprocal constructions
References
Meakins 2011c: 45 ; Meakins 2012

Examples

  1. "Watja watja" jei bin tok mijelp nganta.
    "Watja
    hurry
    watja"
    hurry
    jei
    3pl.sbj
    bin
    pst
    tok
    talk
    mijelp
    recp
    nganta.
    doubt
    "Hurry hurry", I reckon they were saying to each other.

    See Meakins 2007: 57

  2. Ib yu karankarra mijelp hardwantu yul meikim mijelp kungulu.
    Ib
    if
    yu
    2sg
    karan-karra
    scratch-cont
    mijelp
    refl
    hard-wan-tu
    hard-nmlz-erg
    yu-l
    2sg-fut
    meik-im
    make-tr
    mijelp
    refl
    kungulu.
    bleed
    If you keep scratching yourself hard, you will make yourself bleed.

    See Meakins 2007: 57