Datapoint Kriol/Savvy

Kriol speakers in the Roper River and Victoria River area use sabi ~ jabi 'know’ with nominal and clausal complements. However noim 'know' is also used.

Values

A savvy word exists

Example 25-334:
Im sabi thet taka.
Im
3sg
sabi
know
thet
dem
taka.
tucker
She knows that (plant) food.
Example 25-335:
Yu jabi wel na langguij.
Yu
2sg
jabi
know
wel
well
na
now
langguij.
language
You know the language well now.
Example 25-111:
Olabat nomo sabi slip.
Olabat
3pl
nomo
neg
sabi
know
slip.
sleep
They don't [know how to] sleep. (Referring to young people who are making noise in the night)
Example 25-178:
Wi noim bla thet kantri.
Wi
1pl.excl
no-im
know-tr
bla
dat/poss
thet
dem
kantri.
country
We know about that country.
Example 25-69:
Det R. en J., yu sabe dubala?
Det
dem
R.
R.
en
and
J.,
J.
yu
2sg
sabe
know
dubala?
3du
R. and J., do you know the two?

Source: Nicholls 2006: 3

Example 25-171:
Blekbala jabi.
Blekbala
Aboriginal.person
jabi.
know
Aboriginal people understand.

Source: Sandefur 1979: 177

Confidence:
Very certain