Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Comparative standard marking

Gurindji Kriol does not have a specific comparative construction. Two utterances are conjoined and the comparison is implicit.

Values

Conjoined marking

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:
Intermediate