Datapoint Aboriginal English/Serial verbs: go = ʼmovement away fromʼ

Variety: Aboriginal English
Feature: Serial verbs: go = ʼmovement away fromʼ
Value: B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare
Informants: Ian Malcolm

Examples

Example 3895:
They was goin singing on the way
They were singing as they went'

Source: Malcolm, Ian G. and Sharifian, Farzad 2007: 390

Example 3896:
We went 'ad dinner
We had dinner'

Source: Rochecouste, Judith and Malcolm, Ian G. 2003: 16

Example 3897:
They went walkin' along
They were walking along'

Source: Anthropological Museum, University of Western Australia nd: Leonora L14 1