Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Predicative noun phrases

Predicative noun phrases
consist of a subject noun and nominalized adjective with an intervening coreferential
pronoun. The coreferential pronoun is neither obligatory in predicative noun phrases nor in verb phrases.

Values

Variable copula

Example 72-111:
Ankaj dat karu im yapakayiwan.
Ankaj
poor.thing
dat
the
karu
child
im
3sg
yapakayi-wan.
small-nmlz
Poor kid, he's only little.

Source: Meakins 2007: 424

Example 72-112:
Likarta yapakayi-wan LD
Likarta
lizard
yapakayi-wan
small-nmlz
LD
LD
(You look) Leyton, that lizard is a small one.

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Very certain