Example 25-130

Bat sambala bin tok: "Yu labda kaman; woda gada gajimap wi." Gudjob thad olgumen bin lafta mub.
Bat
but
sam-bala
some-adj2
bin
pst
tok:
say
"Yu
2sg
labda
oblig
kaman;
come
woda
water
gada
fut/oblig
gajimap
reach:tr
wi."
1pl
Gud-job
good-job
thad
dem
olgumen
woman
bin
pst
lafta
oblig
mub.
move
But some people said: "You have to come (because) the water is going to reach us." Just as well that woman had to move.
Comment:
Variety: Katherine. This example illustrates the order of tense and modal markers and the verb in a verb phrase.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Angelo et al. 1998a