Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Order of relative clause and noun

The relative clause follows the noun in Gurindji Kriol using the relativizer wen or weya. For intransitive relative clauses, no relativizer is used and the verb is case-marked locative.

Values

Relative clause follows noun

Example 72-14:
I bin teikim bo nyanuny jaju wen i bin makin kanyjurra tringka.
I
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
teik-im
take-tr
bo
dat
nyanuny
3sg.dat
jaju
grandmother
wen
rel
i
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
makin
sleep
kanyjurra
down
tri-ngka.
tree-loc
She took it to her grandmother who was sleeping under a tree.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Example 72-15:
Jintaku mantu i bin nurt im kajirri makinta.
Jintaku
one
man-tu
man-erg
i
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
nurt
put.pressure
im
3sg.obj
kajirri
woman
makin-ta.
sleep-loc
One man sat on the woman who was sleeping.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Very certain