Example 25-193

Im no bin ladim enibodi tatjim dat faiya bla im en imin oldei nesimbat tu dat faiya.
Im
3sg
no
neg
bin
pst
lad-im
let-tr
enibodi
anybody
tatj-im
touch-tr
dat
dem
faiya
fire
bla
dat/poss
im
3sg
en
and
im=in
3sg=pst
oldei
always
nes-im-bat
nurse-tr-prog
tu
too
dat
dem
faiya.
fire
He wouldn't let anybody touch his fire. He always kept it with him.
Comment:
Variety: Spoken Roper River. The example illustrates a negative construction with an indefinite pronoun, and also a pronominal possessor with adpositional marking.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 61