Meaning is completely predictable, and we can use a full noun instead
- nga-kanj-ngun, nga-ngun kun-kanj meat-eat
Body part incorporation
Many body parts and bodily products can be incorporated into the verb in Bininj Kunwok. For example:
'I have a headache'
Not all body parts and matter can be incorporated though, and below is a list of those that can: [table]
There are two rules to incorporating body parts that will help with identifying the owner of the body part:
Rule 1: When only the subject is expressed in the pronominal prefix, the body part belongs to the subject.
Rule 2: When there is also an object expressed in the pronominal prefix, the body part belongs to the object.
'I hit my head'
'you hit my head' or 'you hit me on the head'
Meaning is more specific than might be predicted, and we cannot use a full noun instead
- nga-bo-ngun, drink (but not nga-ngun kukku)