Example 25-106

[...] en mibala bin gowin na. Wi bin gowin insaid an jat men bin brejim batn bla mibala. Imin - mibalan godan, godan yilif. Godan yilif, pulap langa midl, apwei. Mela bin lukaran. Wi bin luk jarrawei an wi bin luk dijei.
[...]
[...]
en
and
mibala
1pl
bin
pst
gow-in
go-in
na.
now
Wi
1pl
bin
pst
gow-in
go-in
insaid
inside
an
and
jat
dem
men
man
bin
pst
brej-im
press-tr
batn
button
bla
dat/poss
mibala.
1pl
Im=in
3sg=pst
-
 
mibala=n
1pl=pst
godan,
go-down
go-dan
go-down
yilif.
lift
Go-dan
go-down
yilif,
lift
pul-ap
pull-up
langa
loc
midl,
middle
apwei.
halfway
Mela
1pl
bin
pst
luk-aran.
look-around
Wi
1pl
bin
pst
luk
look
jarra-wei
dist-dir
an
and
wi
1pl
bin
pst
luk
look
dij-ei.
prox-dir
[...] and we went in. We went inside and the man there pressed a button for us and we went down. We went down in the lift and we stopped half way down. We looked around. We looked this way and that way.

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Roper River. This textual example illustrates the variation between various forms of the 1st person plural exclusive in the Roper River variety of Kriol.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 81