Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Indefinite pronouns

In Gurindji Kriol nominal indefinite pronouns are expressed using the numeral marker -bala: jambala 'somebody' and jamting 'something'. -bala is used on numberals e.g. wan-bala 'one'

Values

Old generic-noun-based indefinites continuing somebody/something

Example 72-35:
Jambala dei meikim nyawanginyima.
Jambala
somebody
dei
3pl.sbj
meik-im
make-tr
nyawa-nginyi-ma.
this-abl-top
Some people make it out of this one.

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Example 72-36:
Jamtingtu nyimpuruk jeya.
Jamting-tu
something-erg
nyimpuruk
dive
jeya.
there
Something just dived under there.

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Confidence:
unspecified