Example 25-131

Im kukumbat eig.
Im
3sg
kuk-um-bat
cook-tr-prog
eig.
egg
He is cooking eggs.
Comment:
Variety: Spoken Roper River. This example illustrates the present tense interpretation of unmarked verbs and the possibility of plural interpretation with unmarked nouns (eig 'egg' is clearly plural in context of the story).
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 65