Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Order of adposition and noun phrase

Kriol-derived prepositions only occur rarely in Gurindji Kriol, and often in conjunction with a Gurindji-derived case marker, creating a double-marked structure. Gurindji Kriol only uses two prepositions - langa, which is used to mark topological relations and goals, and bo, which is a dative preposition used to mark indirect objects, animate goals, purposive and benefactive constructions.

Values

Prepositions

Example 72-7:
Jirribala karu dei gu warlakap bo jurlakawu.
Jirri-bala
three-num
karu
child
dei
3pl.sbj
gu
go
warlakap
look.around
bo
dat
jurlaka-wu.
bird-dat
Three kids, they go looking around for birds.

Source: Meakins 2007: 376

Example 72-8:
Jintaku warlakungku i bin baitim im marluka la legta.
Jintaku
one
warlaku-ngku
dog-erg
i
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
bait-im
bite-tr
im
3sg.obj
marluka
old.man
la
loc
leg-ta.
leg-loc
One dog bit the old man on the leg.

Source: Meakins 2007: 380

Confidence:
Very certain