Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Predicative locative phrases

Predicative locative phrases
consist of (i) a subject noun and locative case-marked nominal with an intervening coreferential pronoun, or (ii) a subject noun and locative case-marked nominal with an intervening coreferential pronoun and a copula verb top.

Values

Variable copula

Example 72-116:
Nyila bebi im top teblta kanyjupal.
Nyila
that
bebi
baby
im
3sg
top
be
tebl-ta
table-loc
kanyjupal.
underneath
The baby is under the table.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Example 72-117:
An dat warlaku tebulta kanyjurra.
An
and
dat
the
warlaku
dog
tebul-ta
table-loc
kanyjurra.
down
And the dog is down under the table.

Source: Meakins 2007: 241

Confidence:
Very certain