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The following table lists nouns that can be 'incorporated' into verbs, e.g. ''nga-bolk-nan'' I'm looking at the country, ''nga-madj-djirridjbun'' I'm washing my things, ''nga-kanj-ngun'' I'm eating meat.
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The following table lists nouns that can be 'incorporated' into verbs, e.g.:
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* ''nga-bolk-nan'' I'm looking at the country
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* ''yi-bid-djirridjbun'' You're washing your hands
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* ''kabirri-kanj-ngun'' They're eating meat
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* ''karri-kak-re'' we're walking at night
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Here's a fuller list of incorporable nouns, from Evans' grammar.
  
 
[[File:Incorporable-nouns.jpg|600px|align=center|Incorporable Nouns, from Evans (2003) Bininj Gun-wok, p333]]
 
[[File:Incorporable-nouns.jpg|600px|align=center|Incorporable Nouns, from Evans (2003) Bininj Gun-wok, p333]]
  
 
Table: Incorporated body-parts
 
Table: Incorporated body-parts
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
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!Noun!!Meaning
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''balem'' || 'fat', 'grease'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''bard'' || 'knee'
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|-
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| (''man-'') ''berd'' || 'penis'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''berl'' || 'arm'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''berre'' || 'chest'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''bodme'' || 'back'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''bid''    || 'hand'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''dad'' || 'leg'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''dang'' || 'mouth'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''dedj'' || 'bottom'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''denge'' || 'foot'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''dile'' || 'urine'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''djen'' || 'tongue'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''djikka'' || 'breast'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''kanem'' || 'ear'   
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''kanj'' || 'flesh', 'muscle'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''keb'' || 'nose', 'face'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''kodj'' || 'head'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''kom'' || 'neck', 'throat'
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|-
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| (''man-'') ''kord'' || 'faeces'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''kuk'' || 'body'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''kurlah'' || 'skin'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''kurlh'' || 'vomit'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''milh'' || 'forehead'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''mim'' || 'eye'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''murrng'' || 'bone'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''njam'' || 'guts', 'intestines'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''nuk'' || 'pus'
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|-
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| (''kun-'') ''yidme'' || 'tooth'
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|-
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|}

Latest revision as of 23:58, 12 April 2020

The following table lists nouns that can be 'incorporated' into verbs, e.g.:

  • nga-bolk-nan I'm looking at the country
  • yi-bid-djirridjbun You're washing your hands
  • kabirri-kanj-ngun They're eating meat
  • karri-kak-re we're walking at night

Here's a fuller list of incorporable nouns, from Evans' grammar.

Incorporable Nouns, from Evans (2003) Bininj Gun-wok, p333

Table: Incorporated body-parts

Noun Meaning
(kun-) balem 'fat', 'grease'
(kun-) bard 'knee'
(man-) berd 'penis'
(kun-) berl 'arm'
(kun-) berre 'chest'
(kun-) bodme 'back'
(kun-) bid 'hand'
(kun-) dad 'leg'
(kun-) dang 'mouth'
(kun-) dedj 'bottom'
(kun-) denge 'foot'
(kun-) dile 'urine'
(kun-) djen 'tongue'
(kun-) djikka 'breast'
(kun-) kanem 'ear'
(kun-) kanj 'flesh', 'muscle'
(kun-) keb 'nose', 'face'
(kun-) kodj 'head'
(kun-) kom 'neck', 'throat'
(man-) kord 'faeces'
(kun-) kuk 'body'
(kun-) kurlah 'skin'
(kun-) kurlh 'vomit'
(kun-) milh 'forehead'
(kun-) mim 'eye'
(kun-) murrng 'bone'
(kun-) njam 'guts', 'intestines'
(kun-) nuk 'pus'
(kun-) yidme 'tooth'