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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]]
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| (''kun-'') ''djen'' || 'tongue'
 
| (''kun-'') ''djen'' || 'tongue'
 
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| (''kun-'') ''djikka'' || 'breast'    
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| (''kun-'') ''djikka'' || 'breast'  
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| (''kun-'') ''kanem'' || 'ear'   
 
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| (''kun-'') ''kanj'' || 'flesh', 'muscle'
 
| (''kun-'') ''kanj'' || 'flesh', 'muscle'

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'