Example 25-145

Dumaji ai bin askimbat kwestyin la thad munanga na weya alabat wek jeya.
Dumaji
because
ai
1sg
bin
pst
ask-im-bat
ask-tr-prog
kwestyin
question
la
loc
thad
dem
munanga
non.Aboriginal
na
now
weya
subord
alabat
3pl
wek
work
jeya.
there
Because I was questioning the non-Aboriginals who are working there.
Comment:
Variety: Katherine. This example illustrates a relative / general subordinate clause with subject resumptive pronoun, and a noun phrase with human, plural reference without a plural marker (plural reference is indicated by the resumptive pronoun).
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Angelo et al. 1998a