Datapoint Wardaman / Alignment of Case Marking of Full Noun Phrases

Language:Wardaman
Feature:Alignment of Case Marking of Full Noun Phrases by Bernard Comrie
Value:Ergative - absolutive

Examples

Sentence igt-1512:

wangi mernden nana barlarra Ø jini ndi gunya
wangi
only
mernden
white.abs
nana
that.abs
barlarra
hide
Ø
3sg
jini
aux
ndi
pst
gunya
he.diss
only that white man was hiding from him

Sentence igt-1513:

nidba yi Ø bu ndi darang bi gumurlurlun
nidba
cicada
yi
erg
Ø
3sg
bu
hit
ndi
pst
darang
rump
bi
art
gumurlurlun
beetle.abs
cicada hit beetles on the rump

Sentence igt-1514:

yinyang ya gunga jarrambu
yinyang
you.abs
ya
go
gunga
he.dat
jarrambu
looking
you go look for him

Sentence igt-1515:

ngayugu nganburr gi ndi jin
ngayugu
I.abs
nganburr
3nsg/1sg
gi
aux
ndi
pst
jin
blame
they blamed me for it

Sentence igt-1516:

yijurn ngen yerde rri nga yerde rri gabarri ngayug ji
yijurn
face.abs
ngen
3sg/1sg
yerde
know
rri
pst
nga
1sg/3sg
yerde
know
rri
pst
gabarri
again
ngayug
I
ji
erg
he knew me, and I also knew him

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