Example 25-43

Bat au fatha bin telim "na yu kan teikimbek this tu kid".
Bat
but
au
1pl.poss
fatha
father
bin
pst
tel-im
tell-tr
"na
no
yu
2sg
kan
can.neg
teik-im-bek
take-tr-back
this
prox
tu
two
kid".
child
But our father told him "no you can't take back these two kids".

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation. This example illustrates the negative ability auxiliary kan 'can't' and the order of numeral and noun in the noun phrase.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Fieldwork Schultze-Berndt