Example 25-143

Wanbala olmen bin ran garrimap thad boks. Imin rekin im thad bigwan-bigwan peket.
Wan-bala
one-adj2
olmen
man
bin
pst
ran
run
garrimap
pick:up
thad
dem
boks.
box
Im=in
3sg=pst
rekin
think/say
im
3sg
thad
dem
bigwan-bigwan
red.big:adj
peket.
packet
One old man ran and picked up that box. He reckoned it was those big packets.
Comment:
Variety: Katherine. This example illustrates a motion serial verb construction, the verb of thinking/speaking reken followed by an unmarked complement clause, and adjectival reduplication.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Angelo et al. 1998a