Example 25-157

Dei bin traitrai. Najing.
Dei
3pl
bin
pst
trai~trai.
red.try
Najing.
nothing
They tried and tried and tried. But it was useless.
Comment:
Variety: Spoken Roper River. This example illustrates verbal reduplication.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 61