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Nicholas Evans, Alice Gaby and Rachel Nordlinger (2004). Compromising transitivity.

URL: http://www.linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/research/projects/reciprocals/papers/comp.trans-final.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2979&langcode=ngk (2021-10-22).


Example #1:

    (34a) Wawurd-ko              barra-h-bo-n.
    Dal elder.brother-DYAD 3duS-Ass-go-PR
    `The two brothers are going along.'
Example #2:

    (34b) Bunu burra-h-na-n.
    Dal 3duO 3duA-Ass-see-PR
    `They twoi are looking at them twoj.'
Example #3:

    (and she bled, in her hand)
Example #4:

    (36b) Yalang ka-h-ngu-n                 ngarrarla kubud-kah, ka-h-dje-birdika.
    Dal ant       3A/3loO-Ass-eat-PR echidna            anthill-LOC 3S-Ass-nose-enterPR
    `Echidnas eat ants, they put their noses (their noses enter) into anthills.'
Example #5:

    Dal 3plA/3O-Ass-punchPR hand-3plPOSS-INSTR
    `They (the footballers) punch the ball with their hands.'36
Example #6:

    (36d) Ka-h-ngarrinj-yidjnja-n.
    Dal 3/1-Ass-hand-touch/hold-PR
    * `S/he is touching me with her hand.'
Example #7:

    (37a) Barra-h-mim-na-rr-ūn.
    Dal 3duS-Ass-eye-see/look-RR-PR
    `They are looking into each other's eyes (they are lovers).'
Example #8:

    (37b) Ke-h-langū-yidjnja-rr-inj.
    Dal 3du.disharmS-Ass-hand-hold-RR-PP
    `The two of them shook hands.'
Example #9:

    (50a) Boyenj-boyenj ka-h-lam-yu.
    Dal big-big           3sgS-Ass-mineral.nodule-liePR
    [Lit. `lots of mineral nodules lie there']
Example #10:

    (50b) Bula-h-bad-yunginj.
    Dal 3plA/3sgO-Ass-rock-put.downPP
    `They put the rocks (rock?) down (there).'
Example #11:

    (50c) Ka-h-kanj-drahm-inj.
    Dal 3sgA i/1sgO k -R-meat j-not.give-PP
    `He wouldn't give me the meat, he refused me the meat.'
Example #12:

    (50d) Būka-h-marnū-yaw-nanhna-n.
    Dal 3sgA i /3sghiO k-R-BEN-child j-look.after-PR
    `She looks after his child.'
Example #13:

    (51a) Barra-h-kanj-drahm-irr-inj,        kardū barra-h-ngurrngdu-rr-un.
    Dal 3duS i=k-Ass-meat j-not.give-RR-PP maybe 3du-R-hate-RR-PR
    `They two i wouldn't give each other k meat, maybe they hate each other.'
Example #14:

    (51b) Barra-h-marnū-yaw-nanhna-rr-ūn.
    Dal 3duSi=k-Ass-BEN-child j-look.after-RR-PR
    `They i look after each other k's children.'
Example #15:

    (51c) Barra-h-drahm-irr-inj,       kanj-no.
    Dal 3duS i=k-Ass-not.give-RR-PP meat j-3sgPOSSD
    `They two i wouldn't give each other k the meat.'
Example #16:

    `The two kids give each other (food), they swap (food).'