Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Marking of patient noun phrases

Gurindji Kriol is a dependent-marking optional-ergative language. The A argument is marked ergative, and the S and P arguments remain unmarked.

Values

No marking of patient NPs

Example 72-89:
Karungku im pangkily im marluka.
karu-ngku
child-erg
im
3sg
pangkily
hit.on.head
im
3sg
marluka.
old.man
The kid hit the old man on the head. / It is the kid who hit the old man on the head.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Example 72-80:
An dat warlaku makin fensta.
An
and
dat
the
warlaku
dog
makin
sleep
fens-ta.
fence-loc
The dog sleeps by the fence.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Very certain