Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Special dependent person forms for subject and object

Only the emphatic Gurindji-derived pronouns are found used independently. In this respect all regular pronouns which are of Kriol origin can be analyzed as dependent pronouns. They are clitics, rather than affixes, though they are usually written as separate words.

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Dependent subject and object forms

Example 72-30:
An wijantu makin nyilangka? Ngayungku!
An
and
wijan-tu
who-erg
makin
sleep
nyila-ngka?
that-loc
Ngayu-ngku!
me-erg
And who sleeps there? Me!

Source: Meakins 2007: 307

Example 72-29:
Ma ngali gon jarrei toktok bo nyilarrat jarrei.
Ma
OK
ngali
1du.incl.pot
gon
go
jarrei
that.way
tok~tok
talk.red
bo
prep
nyila-rrat
that-pl
jarrei.
that.way
OK you and I will go there to talk to that lot over there.

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Example 72-147:
Dat karungku im rekin dat mukmuk bin kayikayi im.
Dat
the
karu-ngku
kid-erg
im
3sg
rekin
think
dat
the
mukmuk
owl
bin
pst
kayikayi
chase
im.
3sg.obj
The kid thought the owl was chasing him.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Very certain