Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Comparative adjective marking

In Gurindji Kriol, adjectives are a subclass of nominals. Adjectives are marked in comparative constructions using the preadjectival particle mor (< more).

One form bigija exists which is derived from the English biggest. However, in Gurindji Kriol it just means 'big'.

Values

Adjective is marked Frequency: 50.0%

Example 72-68:
Yuna kombek dijan mor levelgraundjirri partajkuma.
Yu-na
2sg.sbj-want
kombek
come.back
dijan
this.one
mor
more
levelground-jirri
level.ground-all
partaj-ku-ma.
climb-dat-top
Do you want to come back where the ground is more level to climb out.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Very certain

Adjective is not marked Frequency: 50.0%

Example 72-69:
Nyila-ma im yapakayi, nyununy genga, nyuntuma yu jangkarni.
Nyila-ma
that-disc
im
3sg
yapakayi,
small
nyununy
2sg.dat
genga,
friend
nyuntu-ma
2sg-disc
yu
2sg
jangkarni.
big
That small one should be your friend - you're bigger (than him).

Source: DOBES database 2007-2008

Confidence:
Very certain