Example 25-164

Wal jad lilboi imin reken frog bin likimbat feis en pulumbat heya.
Wal
well
jad
dem
lilboi
little.boy
im=in
3sg=pst
reken
think/say
frog
frog
bin
pst
lik-im-bat
lick-tr-prog
feis
face
en
and
pul-um-bat
pull-tr-prog
heya.
hair
Well that little boy said/thought that the frog licked his face and pulled his hair.
Comment:
Variety: Written Roper River. The example illustrates the verb of speech/thought reken with a clausal complement. It also illustrates the term for 'hair' and the absence of a definite article in a definite context (the frog had been previously mentioned in the story).
Type:
naturalistic written
Source:
Galmurr & Willika 1996