Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Ability verb and epistemic possibility

Values

Ability verb cannot express epistemic possibility

Example 72-84:
Lamawurtku wi kan teikim jem.
Lamawurt-ku
witchetty.grub-dat
wi
1pl.sbj
kan
can
teik-im
take-tr
jem.
3pl.obj
We will take them to get witchetty grubs.

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Example 72-85:
LD nyuntu deya yuna teikimat fut tarukapku.
LD
LD
nyuntu
2sg
deya
there
yu-na
2sg-want.to
teik-im-at
take-tr-off
fut
foot
tarukap-ku.
bathe-dat
LD you can take off your shoes (yourself) to go swimming.

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Intermediate