The Online Database of Interlinear Text


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Evans, Nicholas (2003). An Interesting Couple: The Semantic Development of Dyad Morphemes.

URL: http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/ifl/asw/forschung/ap/dyad.pdf

(Last accessed 2006-02-18).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2398&langcode=ngk (2021-09-16).


Example #1:

    kanh kah-yin,       dalabon-walūng.
    that   3R-doNP      Dalabon-ABL
    `In Dalabon, wawurdko or wulkunko means that they call each other brother.'
Example #2:

    (35)   Be-ko           keh-bo-n
    Dal    mS-DYAD         3du.opposite.sides-go-NP
    'A father and son pair are going along.'
Example #3:

    (36)    Kodjok-ko
    Dal    kodjok-DU
    'two Kodjoks' (i.e. boys in Kodjok subsection)
Example #4:

    (37)   Rolu-ko        barra-h-nomu-rrū-n
    Dal    dog-DU         3du-R-sniff-RR-PRES
    'The two dogs are sniffing each other.'
Example #5:

    (54)   Kardū kirdikird-no barra-h-du-rr-inj            ka-h-kom-djabmirrinj.
    Dal    maybe wife-3POSSD 3du-R-curse-RR-PP 3sg-R-neck-get.stabbedPP
    stabbed in the neck.' (i.e. they two, including his wife...)
Example #6:

    (55)   Wulkun-no      barrah-nah-dih.
    Dal    eB-his/her     they.two-mother-without
    `The two of them, brother and sister, have no mother.'
Example #7:

    you are her orphans.'