Paradigm Details:

Language: (bvr) Burarra.


System Type: None

Source: Green, Rebecca (1987).

Comment: 1. Not all questions could be fully answered from this source and it will be worth checking the Glasgows' dictionary for followup on some forms 2. I (NE) forgot to add -ICR-NE after the language name and now can't see how to do that 3. I have converted Green's practical orthography into IPA symbols 4. Green analyses Burarra as having a minimal/unit-augmented/augmented system rather than a singular/dual/plural system. At the only point where this generates ambiguity in the mapping (12pl, which could be either 12ua or 12a) I have entered both forms 5. There is a gender distinction (masc vs fem) just in the unit augmented forms (typologically very unusual to have it here but not in the singular/minimal). This is invisible to our coding since we only allow for gender in the singular 6. Within possessive pronouns, there is an 'oblique' set for possession of kin, and a regular 'possessive adjective' set. I have entered the latter only, since they are less restricted in application. Possessive adjectives agree in gender with the possessum. Here I have given the neuter-agreement forms, since they are what is exemplified. The grammar states the rules but does not give all the forms, so these have been constructed according to the rules set out in the grammar. (would be worth checking the Glasgows' dictionary to see if the forms are there)

Pronoun Paradigm:

  A S O Poss.
1st (excl) Person Singular ŋaypa ŋaypa ŋaypa gunŋaypa
1st (excl) Person Dual ŋatipa ŋatipa ŋatipa gunŋatipa
1st (excl) Person Plural ŋayburpa ŋayburpa ŋayburpa gunŋayburpa
1st (incl) Person Dual ŋaripa ŋaripa ŋaripa gunŋaripa
1st (incl) Person Plural ŋayburpa, ŋatipa ŋayburpa, ŋatipa ŋayburpa, ŋatipa gunŋayburpa, gunŋatipa
2nd Person Singular ŋiɲipa ŋiɲipa ŋiɲipa gunŋiɲipa
2nd Person Dual anagotipa anagotipa anagotipa gunanagotipa
2nd Person Plural anagoyburpa anagoyburpa anagoyburpa gunanagoyburpa
3rd Person Singular Gender 1 nipa nipa nipa gunyika, gunyigipa
3rd Person Singular Gender 2 nipa nipa nipa gunyika, gunyigipa
3rd Person Dual bitipa bitipa bitipa gunbitipa
3rd Person Plural biripa biripa biripa gunbiripa