Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/The associative plural

Gurindji Kriol has a number of associative plural markers: - purrupurru (inanimate), -nyarrara, -nganyjuk (in/animate) which are derived from Gurindji and -mob (human) which comes from Kriol. There is also an associative dual suffix -kuwang (animate). The origin of this marker is not clear but it probably comes from Gurindji.

Values

Other special associative plural marker

Example 72-42:
Ngapulupurrupurru wayi?
Ngapulu-purrupurru
milk-ass.pl
wayi?
tag
You mean milk and the like (other things that go with tea)?

Source: Meakins 2007: 388

Example 72-43:
Weya ngakparnnyarrara nyilarra.
Weya
where
ngakparn-nyarrara
frog-ass.pl
nyila-rra.
that-pauc
Where's the toy frogs and other animals?

Source: Meakins 2007: 388

Example 72-44:
Yu kan luk ola ting tanyan an luwarranganyjuk.
Yu
2sg
kan
can
luk
see
ola
all
ting
thing
tanyan
fish.species
an
and
luwarra-nganyjuk.
rifle.fish-ass.pl
You can see all of the tanyan and a group of rifle fish.

Source: Meakins 2007: 388

Example 72-45:
Dei bin gu tarukap na KA-mob-ma.
Dei
3pl.sbj
bin
pst
gu
go
tarukap
bathe
na
seq
KA-mob-ma.
NAME-ass.pl-top
They went swimming then, KA and her friends.

Source: Meakins 2007: 388

Example 72-46:
Nyawa Beckykuwangtu tubala gedim biskit yet.
Nyawa
this
Becky-kuwang-tu
Becky-du-erg
tubala
3du.sbj
ged-im
get-tr
biskit
biscuit
yet.
still
This Becky and her mate are still getting some biscuits.

Source: DOBES database 2007-2008

Confidence:
Very certain