Example 25-208

Imin oldei nesimbat tu jet faiya.
Im=in
3sg=pst
oldei
always/hab
nes-im-bat
nurse-tr-prog
tu
too
jet
dem
faiya.
fire
It used to look after the fire too. (crocodile in myth)
Comment:
Variety: Spoken Roper River. The example illustrates the past habitual construction.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 61