Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Definite articles

The definite determiner is derived from the English demonstrative that, but it does not function as a demonstrative in Gurindji Kriol. The Gurindji Kriol demonstratives are the Gurindji-derived forms nyila 'that' and nyawa 'this'. More rarely the Kriol-derived darran (< that one, distal) and dijan (< this one, proximal) are found.

Values

Definite article distinct from demonstratives

Example 72-54:
Dat karu an dat warlakungku dei bin luk olda yapakayiwan ngakparnwalija.
Dat
the
karu
child
an
and
dat
the
warlaku-ngku
dog-erg
dei
3pl.sbj
bin
pst
luk
look
olda
the
yapakayi-wan
small-nmlz
ngakparn-walija.
frog-pauc
The child and the dog saw all of the small frogs.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Very certain