Example 25-33

Wat dijan mangarra?
Wat
what
dijan
prox:adj
mangarra?
plant.food
What’s this food (called)?

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation. This example illustrates a verbless clause and the adnominal use of the pronominal ("long") demonstrative. Mangarra is a Jaminjung word.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Fieldwork Schultze-Berndt