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URL: http://www.linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/research/projects/ACLA/Papers/gurindji_kriol.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3621&langcode=gue (2021-09-24).


Example #1:

    (a)        nyawa-ma wan karu bin plei-bat               pak-ta  nyanuny warlaku-yawung-ma .
    this-TOP One         child PST play-CONT park-LOC 3sg.DAT dog-HAVING-TOP
    `This one kid was playing at the park with his dog.'
Example #2:

    (b)        tu-bala      bin plei-bat.          I      bin    tok-in                la       im
    two-NUM PST PST play-CONT. 3sg PST talk-PROG                            PREP     3sg
    `The two of them were playing and the kid said to him:'
Example #3:

    (c)        ``kamon       warlaku partaj ngayiny       leg-ta .. ..
    come.on dog go.up 1sg.DAT                  leg-LOC
    `Come on dog jump up on my leg ....'
Example #4:

    (d)        Ngali    plei-bat      nyawa-ngka .
    1sg.inc play-CONT this-LOC
    `You and me can play here''.'
Example #5:

    (3)     karla-rni-yin      tu skin-im      parntara-rni
    west-UP-FROM too skin-TRN whole-ONLY
    `Skin the whole lot from the upper west too.'
Example #6:

    (4)   Warlawurru-lu im bin stat laik that ngumpit-ku na
    Eagle-ERG         he started like that  person-DAT FOC
    `It was Eagle who introduced those practices to the Aborigines.'
Example #7:

    (6)   Kaa-rni-mpal        said orait yu tufela     kat-im     ngaji-rlang-kulu
    east-UP-ACROSS side alright you two cut-TRN             father-DYAD-ERG
    `You two father & son cut it across the east.'
Example #8:

    (7)   wi go        karrawarra pinka-kurra intit?
    we go east creek /ALL TAG
    `We're going east to the creek, aren't we?'
Example #9:

    (8)   putum        langa kurririj
    put.TRN PREP car
    `Put it in the car.'
Example #10:

    Nangala                            kutij     karri-nya
    [subsection]                       stand     be-PST
    `Nangala stood up.'
Example #11:

    Nangala-lu                       yuwa-nana   ngawa-ngka
    [subsect]-ERG                    put-PRES    water-LOC
    `Nangala is putting it in the water.'
Example #12:

    jei         bin     gun     rarraj
    3pl         PST     go      run
    `They went running/They ran.'
Example #13:

    ngu 0/lu    rarraj ya-ni
    CAT 3pls run         go       PST
    `They ran.'
Example #14:

    (15)   jei    bin       rarraj
    3pls PST         run
    They ran.
Example #15:

    (16)   najawan-tu          im-in        jawurra     karu
    another.one-ERG 3SG-PST          steal       kid
    Another one, he stole a child.
Example #16:

    (17)   nyawa-ma ola karu warrkap-ta
    this-TOP     PL kid        dance-LOC
    Here the kids are dancing.
Example #17:

    (20)   paka-ngku      turrp im fut-ta
    prickle-ERG poke 3sg foot-LOC
    `He is standing on a prickle.'
Example #18:

    (21)   ma yu      purrum        kuya ngayu-ngku      purrum    kuya
    DIS 2sg put.TRN thus               1sg-ERG    put.TRN   thus
    `You put it like this, I put it like this.'
Example #19:

    (22)   det     kaya-ngku i        garra kil-im         yu.
    DEM devil-ERG 3sg FUT               hit-TRN 2sg
    `The devil (kangaroo puppet), he's going to hit you.'
Example #20:

    (23)   i     garra karturl yu          nyawa-ngku
    3sg FUT        bite       2sg   DEM-ERG
    `He will bite you, this one'
Example #21:

    (24)   ma! Ma yu garra toktok             na yu garra toktok nyuntu-ngku toktok.
    DIS DIS 2sg FUT talk.REDUP DIS 2sg FUT talk           2sg-ERG     talk.REDUP
    `You have to talk! You have to talk! You now, talk!'
Example #22:

    (25)   jat     Jangala-ngku       buldan.
    DEM [subsect]-ERG fall.down
    `That Jangala falls down.'
Example #23:

    (26)   wanbala      bin    jak      nyanuny shanghai       janyja-ngka
    one-NMZR PST throw 3sg-DAT shanghai                 ground-LOC
    `One of them chucked his shanghai on the ground.'
Example #24:

    (28)   dey-rra     gu    karnti-yirri
    3pl-FUT Go tree-ALL
    `They will go to the tree.'
Example #25:

    (29)   (a)   det     warlaku        bin   gu,      ngalyak im    langa   wartan-ta
    DEM dog                PST go         lick    3sg   PREP    hand-LOC
    `The dog went and licked him on the hand.'
Example #26:

    (b)   imin     .. . ngalyakap im     wartan-ta
    3g.PST lick             3sg    Hand-LOC
    `He licked him on the hand.'