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25. Kurdu ka parrajarla ngunami. A baby is lying in a coolamon. Kurdu ka ngunami parrajarla. Parrajarla ka ngunami kurdu. Ngunami ka kurdu parrajarla . 26. Kurdu kulaka pirlingka nyinami. Kulaka kurdu pirlingka nyinami. Kulaka pirlingka nyinami kurdu. Kulaka nyinami kurdu pirlingka. 50 Part Four The child is not sitting on the stone. 27. Nantuwu kulaka ngapangka karrimi. Kulaka nantuwu ngapangka karrimi. The horse is not standing in the water. Kulaka ngapangka karrimi nantuwu. Kulaka karrimi nantuwu ngapangka.

Ngaju kulakama wangkami. I am not speaking. Ngajulu kulakama wangkami. 50. Nyuntu kulakanpa wangkami. You are not speaking. Nyuntulu kulakanpa wangkami. 51. Ngaju(lu) kama pirlingka nyinami. I am sitting on the rock. 52. Nyuntu(lu) kanpa pirlingka nyinami. You are sitting on the rock. 58 Part Four 53. Ngaju(lu) kulakama pirlingka nyinami. I am not sitting on the rock 54. Nyuntu(lu) kulakanpa pirlingka nyinami. You are not sitting on the rock In sentences 47-60 both types of pronouns are used . In 47, the meaning expressed by 'I' in the English translation is expressed twice in the Warlpiri sentence: by ngaju (lu) and by the ending +rna in the auxiliary karna .

A child is sitting on the hill. Kurdu ka nyinami pirlingka. Pirlingka ka nyinami kurdu. Nyinami ka kurdu pirlingka. 23. Maliki ka walyangka ngunami. A dog is lying on the ground. Maliki ka ngunami walyangka. Walyangka ka ngunami maliki . Ngunami ka maliki walyangka. 24. Kamta ka yujukurla nyinami. A woman is sitting in a humpy. Kamta ka nyinami yujukurla. Yujukurla ka nyinami kamta. Nyinami ka kamta yujukurla. 25. Kurdu ka parrajarla ngunami. A baby is lying in a coolamon. Kurdu ka ngunami parrajarla.

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