Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Motion-to and motion-from

Goals are marked using a Gurindji derived locative or allative suffix or a Kriol-derived preposition langa. Place names and public buildings can also be unmarked, and animate goals are marked with a dative case marker from Gurindji or a dative preposition from Kriol.

Sources are marked with an ablative suffix -nginyi which is derived from Gurindji, or a Kriol preposition brom.

Values

Differentiation

Example 72-122:
Humbug bin gon ribangkirri nganta.
Humbug
Humbug
bin
pst
gon
go
riba-ngkirri
river-all
nganta.
doubt
Humbug went to the river, I think.

Source: Meakins 2007: 382

Example 72-123:
Jintaku boi im jamp wumaranginyi ngawangka.
Jintaku
one
boi
boy
im
3sg.sbj
jamp
jump
wumara-nginyi
rock-abl
ngawa-ngka.
water-loc
One boy is jumping off the rock into the water.

Source: Meakins 2007: 186

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

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

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

Example 72-127:
I bin kombek Katherinenginyi.
I
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
kombek
come.back
Katherine-nginyi.
Katherine-abl
He came back from Katherine.

Source: Meakins 2007

Example 72-128:
I bin kombek brom Katherine.
I
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
kombek
come.back
brom
abl
Katherine.
Katherine
He came back from Katherine.

Source: Meakins 2007

Confidence:
Very certain