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Julie Anne Legate (2005). The Absence of Absolutive Case.

URL: http://www.lingref.com/cpp/wccfl/24/paper1228.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2640&langcode=wbp (2020-10-01).


Example #1:

    (1)   Kurdu ngaju-nyangu-lu       paka-rnu, [ngaju-ku jarda-nguna-nja-rlarni.]
    child 1sg-POSS-3pl.SUBJ hit-PAST [I-DAT sleep-lie-NONFIN-OBVC]
    "They hit my child, while I was asleep."
Example #2:

    [karnta-patu-ku/karnta-patu-rlu          miyi/*miyi-ku         purra-nja-puru.]
    [woman-PAUC-DAT/woman-PAUC-ERG food.ABS/*food-DAT cook-NONFIN-TEMPC]
    "The men are mustering cattle while the women are cooking the food."
Example #3:

    (3)    a. Kurdu-lpa          manyu-karri-ja, [ngati-nyanu-rlu         karla-nja-rlarni.]
    child-PASTIMPF play-stand-PAST [mother-POSS-ERG dig-NONFIN-OBVC]
    "The child was playing, while his mother was digging (for something)." (Laughren
Example #4:

    "The girl is building a fire, while the woman is giving food to the baby." (Hale
Example #5:

    (16)     a. Ngajulu-rlu-rna-ngku                 nyuntu nya-ngu
    I-ERG-1sg.SUBJ-2SG.OBJ               you.ABS see-NPAST
    "I saw you"
Example #6:

    b. Ngaju-rna       parnka-ja
    I.ABS-1sgSUBJ run-PAST
    "I ran"
Example #7:

    c. Nyuntu-rlu-npa-ju                    ngaju nya-ngu
    you-ERG-2sgNOM-1sgOBJ                I.ABS see-NPAST
    "You saw me"