Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Transitive motion verbs: ‘push’

For the transitive verb 'push', the allative is used. There is only one example of this construction. For other transitive motion verbs such as 'put' and 'throw' the locative marker is generally used, with the allative marker optionally used for goals of some distance, for example being thrown off a cliff.

Values

Allative case

Example 72-129:
Dat jangkarni ngakparntuma i bin pujim im na ngawangkirri.
Dat
the
jangkarni
big
ngakparn-tu-ma
frog-erg-top
i
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
puj-im
push-tr
im
3sg.obj
na
seq
ngawa-ngkirri.
water-all
The big frog pushed him into the water then.

Source: DOBES database 2007-2008

Confidence:
Certain