Datapoint Kriol/Order of adposition and noun phrase

Kriol generally has prepositions. However, the variants of the dative/possessive adposition have both prepositional and postpositional uses; the latter appear to be more frequent in the Western varieties, and among younger speakers. A postpositional use after an interrogative pronoun has, however, also been described for Roper River Kriol (see Example 25).

Values

Prepositions

Example 25-26:
Yu go la im bla meit!
Yu
2sg
go
go
la
loc
im
3sg
bla
dat/poss
meit!
mate
Go to her as a mate! (i.e. as companion)
Example 25-23:
Yu nomo washim bla mi kloth.
Yu
2sg
nomo
neg
wash-im
wash-tr
bla
dat/poss
mi
1sg
kloth.
clothes
You never wash my clothes for me. (uttered as a complaint)
Example 25-24:
Dei bin ol luginat la im.
Dei
3pl
bin
pst
ol
all
lug-in-at
look-prog-at
la
loc
im.
3sg
They all looked at him.

Source: Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 61

Example 25-29:
Imin la Ningbingi yet, afta imin go la Agail then.
Im=in
3sg=pst
la
loc
Ningbingi
Ningbingi
yet,
yet
afta
afterwards
im=in
3sg=pst
go
go
la
loc
Agail
Argyle
then.
then
He was in Ningbingi at that time, afterwards he went to Argyle.
Example 25-30:
Imin hitim mi garra im teil.
Im=in
3sg=pst
hit-im
hit-tr
mi
1sg
garra
com/ins
im
3sg
teil.
tail
He hit me with his tail.

Source: Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 61

Confidence:
Very certain