Example 25-1

Wan litel gel bin katimbat wud blanga Jein.
Wan
one
litel
little
gel
girl
bin
pst
kat-im-bat
cut-tr-prog
wud
wood
blanga
dat/poss
Jein.
Jane
One/a certain little girl was cutting wood for Jane.

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation. This example illustrates the unmarked clause-level constituent order (SVO) and the position of the indefinite article in the noun phrase, and the benefactive construction using the dative/possessive preposition bla(nga).
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Fieldwork Schultze-Berndt