Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/‘Want’ complement subjects

This construction is not found often. It consists of the verb want (note that there is no transitive marker) and to. This construction looks like a direct borrowing from English. Desire in general is not overtly expressed in Gurindji Kriol. Desire for concrete objects such as food are expressed as 'give' directives.

Values

The complement subject is left implicit

Example 72-149:
Im want to kurru yu nyawangku nangaringku.
Im
3sg
want
want
to
to
kurru
listen
yu
2sg
nyawa-ngku
this-erg
nangari-ngku.
Nangari-erg
This Nangari wants to listen to you.

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Very certain