Example 25-119

"Wal ai gin trai." Imin lagijat la olabat.
"Wal
well
ai
1sg
gin
can
trai."
try
Im=in
3sg=pst
lagijat
like.that
la
loc
olabat.
3pl
"Well, I'll try," he said to them.
Comment:
Variety: Spoken Roper River. The example illustrates the quotation marker lagijat 'thus, like that' without a verb of speech, with a direct speech complement.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 61