Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Intensifiers and reflexive pronouns

Gurindji Kriol has one general reflexive pronoun which does not distinguish person or number. The form, mijelp is derived from Kriol. In Gurindji Kriol mijelp is also used as a reciprocal pronoun.

Gurindji Kriol contains a discourse marker na which functions to emphasize someone's activity.

Values

Intensifiers and reflexives are differentiated

Example 72-137:
Ib yu karankarra mijelp hardwantu yul meikim mijelp kungulu.
Ib
if
yu
2sg
karan-karra
scratch-cont
mijelp
refl
hard-wan-tu
hard-nmlz-erg
yu-l
2sg-fut
meik-im
make-tr
mijelp
refl
kungulu.
bleed
If you scratch yourself hard, you'll make yourself bleed.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Example 72-139:
LD warrkap na warrkap.
LD
LD
warrkap
dance
na
foc
warrkap.
dance
LD is dancing himself.

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Example 72-138:
Nyantungku i garra faindim Mishai.
Nyantu-ngku
3sg-erg
i
3sg.sbj
garra
pot
faind-im
find-tr
Mishai.
Mishai
He's got to find Mishai himself.

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Very certain