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Olabat nomo sabi slip.
They don't [know how to] sleep. (Referring to young people who are making noise in the night)
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation. This example illustrates the 3rd person plural pronoun
, the stative verb
and verbal negation.
translation in elicitation of other language
Person syncretism in independent personal pronouns: No person syncretism
Negation and tense, aspect, and mood marking: Reduced TAM marking in negated clauses
The prohibitive: Normal imperative construction and special negator
Alignment of case marking of personal pronouns: Accusative alignment
Savvy: A savvy word exists