Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/‘Take’ serial verb constructions

The Gurindji Kriol verb teikim 'take' can act as a minor verb in asymmetrical serial verb constructions to indicate accompanied motion. It combines with verbs of position in relation to body and verbs of manner of motion.

Values

Theme of the second verb, literal interpretation possible

Example 72-135:
Kirringku im teikim lajap karu nyanuny.
Kirri-ngku
woman-erg
im
3sg
teik-im
take-tr
lajap
on.shoulders
karu
child
nyanuny.
3sg.dat
The woman carries his kid on her shoulders.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Certain