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Wen wi bin langa Carlton, en Missis bin oldei givit mibala boksis.
When we were [working] on Carlton Station, and the Missus used to give us boxes. (with matches, to burn the grass)
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation. The example illustrates a double-object construction with the verb 'give'. The plural marking on the noun
is an acrolectal feature.
Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’: Double-object construction
Order of recipient and theme in ditransitive constructions: Subject – verb – recipient – theme
Inclusive/exclusive distinction in independent personal pronouns: Inclusive and exclusive differentiated
Predicative noun phrases and predicative locative phrases: Identity
Expression of nominal plural meaning: Plural suffix
Alignment of case marking of personal pronouns: Accusative alignment