Example 25-19

Ai oldei telim im "Na::, jed Nangari yu bin meikim krai fo jet lil bed."
Ai
1sg
oldei
always
tel-im
tell-tr
im
3sg
"Na,
no
jed
dem
Nangari
Nangari
yu
2sg
bin
pst
meik-im
make-tr
krai
cry
fo
dat
jet
dem
lil
little
bed."
bird
I always tell him: "No, that Nangari, you made her cry for that little bird."

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation. This example illustrates a verb of speaking with a quotation (direct speech) complement, as well as a noun phrase consisting of a demonstrative/article, adjective and noun. Nangari is a subsection ("skin") name used throughout the Victoria River Area.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Fieldwork Schultze-Berndt