Example 25-113

Dei bin jingginabat dislot olmenolmenwan.
Dei
3pl
bin
pst
jingg-in-abat
think-prog2-about
dis-lot
prox-pl
olmen~olmen-wan.
red.men-adj
They were thinking about it, these old men.
Comment:
Variety: Spoken Roper River. This example illustrates reduplication as a plural marker on nominals with human referents.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 61