Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Distance contrasts in demonstratives

Gurindji Kriol demonstratives are derived from Gurindji. They distinguish 'proximal' (nyawa) and 'distal' (nyila). When they take case inflections, they become adverbials, e.g. nyawa-ngka [this-LOC] 'here'.

Values

Two-way contrast

Example 72-59:
Nyawa boi im jas puntanupkarra pupa.
Nyawa
this
boi
boy
im
3sg
jas
just
puntanup-karra
gather-cont
pupa.
firewood
This boy is just gathering firewood.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Example 72-60:
Nyila karu i bin makin.
Nyila
that
karu
child
i
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
makin.
sleep
That kid was sleeping.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Very certain