Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Transitive motion verbs: ‘pull’

Gurindji Kriol uses either a Kriol-derived ablative preposition brom, or a Gurindji-derived ablative case marker, -nginyi, to express the source of the pull-verb.

Values

Special motion-from adposition Frequency: 50.0%

Example 72-131:
I bin pulim brom hol.
I
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
pulim
pull.tr
brom
from
hol.
hole
He pulled it out of the hole.
Example 72-130:
Karu im top la im kankula diya-ngka.
Karu
child
im
3sg
top
be
la
on
im
it
kankula
up
diya-ngka.
deer-loc
The child is sitting on top of the deer.

Source: Meakins 2008a: 295

Confidence:
Intermediate

Ablative case Frequency: 50.0%

Example 72-132:
I bin pulim holnginyi.
I
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
pulim
pull.tr
hol-nginyi.
hole-abl
He pulled it out of the hole.
Confidence:
Intermediate