Datapoint Martuthunira / Comitatives and Instrumentals

Language:Martuthunira
Feature:Comitatives and Instrumentals by Thomas Stolz and Cornelia Stroh and Aina Urdze
Value:Differentiation

Examples

Sentence 446:
instrumental marker:
-ngka ~ -la ~ -ta ~ -rta ~ -tha ~ -a[eff]
Example:

Kartu                  jamanu

2sg.nom             foot

wurnta-nnguli-yirri       parla-ngku       jurirri-lu

cut-pass-lest                   stone-eff           sharp-eff

'Your foot might get cut by a sharp stone.'

Sentence 781:
comitative marker:
-ngku ~ -lu ~ -tu ~ -rtu ~ -thu ~ -u[loc]
Example:

Kuwarri              yilangu               nyina-nguru

now                     here                    stay-pres

ngathala            wirta-tharra

1sg.loc boy-du

'Now there are two boys staying here with me.'

Sentence 4179:
instrumental marker:
-marta
Example:

Nhartu-ma-rnuru         karntarra-a?    Mir.ta   

what-caus-pressinew-acc         not

yirra-marta      kalya-rninyji,   wurnta-l.yu

teeth-prop         bite-fut             cut-imp

kurlany-marta!

knife-prop

'What are [you] doing to that sinew? Don’t bite it with your teeth, cut it with a knife!'

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