Example 11-7

Deh chap dong di uol papaya trii an gat chorch rait bihain di ubia uman haus.
Deh
3pl
chap
chop
dong
down
di
art.def
uol
old
papaya
papaya
trii
tree
an
and
gat
get
chorch
church
rait
right
bihain
behind
di
art.def
ubia
obeah
uman
woman
haus.
house
They chopped down the old papaya tree and built a church right behind the obeah woman’s house.

Comment:
Obeah is one of the many names used for witchcraft in the Caribbean. By consequence, an obeah woman is a sorcerer.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Nicaragua project recordings CD