Datapoint Kriol (Roper River Lect)/Reciprocal constructions

This is a feature with respect to which there is regional variation in Kriol. In the Roper River (Ngukurr) variety, the invariable reflexive, like in the Victoria River variety, is mijelp. The reciprocal marker, however, is different; it is gija (from English together).

Values

Special reciprocal construction based on 'other'

Example 25-310:
Mela bin gulagula gija olawei.
Mela
1pl.excl
bin
pst
gula~gula
red.argue
gija
recp
olawei.
all.the.way
We were telling off each other all the way.

Source: Hodgson 1998: 196

Example 25-307:
Yu lafda wajim mijelp.
Yu
2sg
lafda
oblig
waj-im
wash-tr
mijelp.
refl
You have to wash yourself.

Source: Sandefur 1979: 92

Confidence:
Certain