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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.:
 
* ''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.
 
[[File:Incorporable-nouns.jpg|600px|align=center|Incorporable Nouns, from Evans (2003) Bininj Gun-wok, p333]]
 
Table: Incorporated body-parts
{| class="wikitable sortable"
!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'
|-
|}
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