Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Marking of possessor noun phrases

The relationship of possessive between two NPs is expressed by a dative marker on the dependent. Occasionally an inalienable relationship (body part, kin relation) is expressed by simple juxtaposition.

Values

Adpositional or case marking of possessor Frequency: 70.0%

Example 72-64:
Wartarra i bin kirt det ngakparnku hawuj.
Wartarra
goodness
i
3sg
bin
pst
kirt
break
det
the
ngakparn-ku
frog-dat
hawuj.
home
Goodness me, he broke the frog's home (the bottle).

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Very certain

No marking Frequency: 30.0%

Example 72-65:
Kajirringku purlkkarra kengkaru majul.
Kajirri-ngku
woman-erg
purlk-karra
pull.out-cont
kengkaru
kangaroo
majul.
stomach
The woman is pulling out the kangaroo's guts.

Source: Meakins 2007: 224

Confidence:
Very certain