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==Noun Incorporation==
It is possible to ''incorporate'' a noun into the verb in Bininj Kunwok. Not all nouns can be incorporated (see [[Incorporable Nouns]] for a list) and when they are they can be either the subject or the object of the verb. Meaning is completely predictable though and incorporation is optional. For example, 'I eat meat' can be said in two ways:<br><br>
 
''nga-kanj-ngun''<br>
'a tree falls'
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'''Body part incorporation'''
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'''== Body part incorporation''' ==
Many body parts and bodily products can be incorporated into the verb in Bininj Kunwok. For example:
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Many body parts and bodily products can be incorporated into the verb in Bininj Kunwok. For example:
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''nga-kodj-babang''
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, ''drink water'')
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