Example 25-103

Wen wi bin langa Carlton, en Missis bin oldei givit mibala boksis.
Wen
when
wi
1pl.excl
bin
pst
langa
loc
Carlton,
Carlton
en
and
Missis
Missis
bin
pst
oldei
always
giv-it
give-tr
mibala
1pl.excl
boks-is.
box-pl
When we were [working] on Carlton Station, and the Missus used to give us boxes. (with matches, to burn the grass)

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation. The example illustrates a double-object construction with the verb 'give'. The plural marking on the noun boksis is an acrolectal feature.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Fieldwork Schultze-Berndt