Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Female and male animals

The sex of an animal is indicated by a nominalized adjective - either boi-wan or gel-wan. These terms are derived from Kriol.

Values

Preposed sex-denoting word Frequency: 70.0%

Example 72-170:
Dij karntingkama dei bin faindim ngakparn an nyanuny waip nyantu, gelwan ngakparn.
Dij
this
karnti-ngka-ma
branch-loc-top
dei
3pl.sbj
bin
pst
faind-im
find-tr
ngakparn
frog
an
and
nyanuny
3sg.dat
waip
wife
nyantu,
3sg
gel-wan
female-nmlz
ngakparn.
frog
They found the frog and his wife, a female frog, under the log.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Certain

Postposed sex-denoting word Frequency: 30.0%

Example 72-169:
An nyanuny lidulwan ngakparn boiwan i bin top marrat.
An
and
nyanuny
3sg.dat
lidl-wan
little-nmlz
ngakparn
frog
boi-wan
male-nmlz
i
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
top
be
marrat.
marry
And his little male frog was married.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Certain