Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/'Green' and 'blue'

Although green and blue are not distiguished in Gurindji, they are in Gurindji Kriol. The Kriol words grin and blu are used. They are often nominalized with -wan but are also used as adjectives. Occasionally the Gurindji nominal wurrkal is used. However, this word has become semantically specified to meaning a 'green can', which is a specific type of beer.

Values

Differentiation

Example 72-167:
Nyawa na bluwan.
Nyawa
this
na
foc
blu-wan.
blue-nmlz
This one is blue.

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Example 72-168:
palkiny na yapakayi palkiny na dat grinwan
palki-ny
flat-nmlz
na
foc
yapakayi
small
palki-ny
blanket-nmlz
na
foc
dat
the
grin-wan
green-nmlz
the small blanket, the green blanket

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Certain