Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Going to named places

Place names are optionally unmarked in Gurindji Kriol. The goal may be marked with a Gurindji-derived allative or locative marker, or a Kriol-derived preposition. However, most cases are unmarked.

Values

No adpositional/case marking Frequency: 63.6%

Example 72-124:
Wi-rra gon na motika-ngka Jetlmen.
Wi-rra
1pl.sbj-pot
gon
go
na
seq
motika-ngka
car-loc
Jetlmen.
Kalkaringi
We're about to go by car to Kalkaringi.

Source: Meakins 2007: 267

Confidence:
Certain

Case Frequency: 27.3%

Example 72-126:
Karu teikim Jetlmenjirri keik.
Karu
child
teik-im
take-tr
Jetlmen-jirri
Settlement-all
keik.
cake
The kid took the cake to Settlement (Kalkaringi).

Source: Meakins 2007: 267

Confidence:
Certain

Preposition Frequency: 9.1%

Example 72-125:
I garra gu langa Roper.
I
3sg.sbj
garra
pot
gu
go
langa
loc
Roper.
Roper
He will go to Roper.

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Certain