Value Typical passive construction

Language:
Gurindji Kriol
Parameter:
Passive constructions
References
Meakins 2011c: 44 ; Meakins 2012

Examples

  1. Man i bin ged bait warlakunginyi wartanta.
    Man
    man
    i
    3sg.sbj
    bin
    pst
    ged
    get
    bait
    bite
    warlaku-nginyi
    dog-abl
    wartan-ta.
    hand-loc
    The man got bitten by a dog on the hand.

    See Meakins 2007: 433

  2. Wan marluka im ged bait brom wan warlaku futtarni.
    Wan
    one
    marluka
    old.man
    im
    3sg
    ged
    get
    bait
    bite
    brom
    from
    wan
    one
    warlaku
    dog
    fut-ta-rni.
    foot-loc-only
    One old man got bitten by a dog right on the foot.

    See Meakins 2007: 433