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PETER K. AUSTIN (2002). Causative and applicative constructions in Australian Aboriginal Languages.

URL: http://www.hrelp.org/aboutus/staff/peter_austin/AustinCausatives.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3273&langcode=ktg (2021-09-16).


Example #1:

    (18)      Ntia       nga-thu       maa         mani-ntiyi.
    money      I-erg         food        get-tr
    `I got food with the money' or `I spent the money on food'. (Blake ex. 5.31b)
Example #2:

    (19) Kalpin-tu             lha-manti-mi             thuarr-ku            thalimpirri.
    man-erg               hit-tr-fut               snake-dat            club
    `The man will use the club to hit the snake.'
Example #3:

    (20)    Thuku-yu       nu-ntiyi       kulapuru.
    dog-erg        lie-tr         blanket
    `The dog lay on the blanket.' (Blake ex. 5.36b)
Example #4:

    (21) Nga-thu              kati-nti-mi          tharntu            kupangurru-u.
    I-erg                bury-tr-fut          hole               old man-dat
    `I will bury the old man in a hole.'
Example #5:

    (22)    Lhayi-manti        jaa        marapai       jipa-yi       iti-yi.
    hit-tr             here       woman         this-erg      man-erg
    `The man hit (him) because of the woman'. (Blake ex. 5.39)
Example #6:

    (23)    Nga-ji      ngalhu-yu        kunti          kari         nga-ji.
    I-dat       daughter-erg     house          clean        I-dat
    `My daughter cleaned the house for me'. (Blake ex. 5.47a)
Example #7:

    (24)    Nga-ji      ngalhu-yu        ngai          kari-nyjama-yi          kunti.
    I-dat       daughter-erg     I:acc         clean-tr                house
    `My daughter cleaned the house for me'. (Blake ex. 5.47b)
Example #8:

    (25)    Marapai-thu       nyini     ati           anya-kin.
    woman-erg         you       meat          gave-you
    `Did the woman give you meat?'. (Blake ex. 3.27b)
Example #9:

    (26) Ngarrkun-tu            ari         kanyirr.
    wallaroo-erg           eat         grass
    `The wallaroo eats the grass' (Blake 1990 ex 40a)
Example #10:

    (27) Ngarrkun                   ari-li       kanyirr-ku.
    wallaroo                   eat-a/p      grass-dat
    The wallaroo eats grass.' (Blake 1990 ex 40b)