Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Order of demonstrative and noun

Demonstratives which modify nominals in Gurindji Kriol are derived from Gurindji. More rarely Kriol demonstratives are found such as dijan and darran. The Gurindji-derived ones are a closed set; however, they inflect in the same way as nominals. In this respect they can also occur pre-nominally and post-nominally, as well as forming discontinuous constituents.

Values

Demonstrative word precedes noun Frequency: 70.0%

Example 72-10:
Nyawa yapakayi gel imin turrp im niduljawung.
Nyawa
this
yapakayi
small
gel
girl
im=in
3sg-pst
turrp
poke
im
3sg.obj
nidul-jawung.
needle-ins
This small woman (nurse) jabbed her with a needle.

Source: Meakins 2007: 298

Confidence:
Intermediate

Demonstrative word follows noun Frequency: 30.0%

Example 72-11:
Dei karankarra karuwalijangkuma ngakparnku nyawarrama.
Dei
3pl.sbj
karan-karra
scratch-cont
karu-walija-ngku-ma
child-pauc-erg-disc
ngakparn-ku
frog-dat
nyawa-rra-ma.
this-pl-top
This group of kids are digging for frogs.

Source: Meakins 2007: 388

Confidence:
Intermediate